Items by Cally Carswell
Western legislatures slash spending, confront budget gaps, attempt environmental rollbacks and propose a few silly laws.
Craig Childs narrates his paddle down the Lower San Juan, with photos and video he took on the trip.
Both proponents and opponents of predator control claim to have science on their side. But the actual science -- and all of its complexities -- is often lost in the debate.
The 9th Circuit Court tosses its "federal defendant" rule, giving interested parties a clearer path for intervening in environmental lawsuits.
Judith Lewis Mernit talks with Cally Carswell about how the Obama administration's policies are impacting the West.
A graphic shows how Western states stack up against Texas and the Eastern U.S. when it comes to oil and gas drilling.
Writer Pat Toomay talks with landscape photographer Michael Berman about his craft and the draw of the desert.
Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.
Emilene Ostlind talks with former federal biologist Rollin Sparrowe about energy development on the Pinedale Anticline and its impact on wildlife.
Cap and trade is dead in Washington, D.C., but a few states are hoping to limit emissions through the Western Climate Initiative.
Maps and graphics chart the relation of campaign spending to Western election results, among other things.
Environmentalists are attacking "the heart of the beast": the coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
- Barbara Ullian on How to love a weird and perfect wilderness
- John Wahoff on It’s not the Wild West anymore. Look before you shoot.
- Tom Kinnane on Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report
- Gerald Burton on Back to civics class: 10 things to know about Standing Rock
- Steve Snyder on Missing science, disagreement surrounds fracking report