Items by Cally Carswell

Lessons from the flooded Front Range
Lessons from the flooded Front Range
The September floods give us a chance to learn how to better cope with inevitable natural disasters.
Behind the fire headlines
In-depth reporting from the HCN archives on firefighter safety, and forest and wildfire management
Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context
Some questions that should be asked as investigators, fire professionals, journalists and citizens untangle what happened in Arizona
What's eating the snowpack?
Researchers untangle the causes of unusual snowpack declines throughout the Rockies
New Mexico on fire
From wildfire to starving wildlife, the effects of sustained drought are coming into sharper focus
The other Cannabis legalization story
Is victory finally within reach for hemp growers?
Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll
Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll
Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
Mixed messages on methane
And why you shouldn't make too much of any of them -- yet
The companies behind the curtain
BLM shares names of companies that nominated parcels for oil and gas leasing. It's a win for transparency. Sort of.
Federal austerity hits home in the West
Federal austerity hits home in the West
Is smaller government as desirable in practice as theory?
The enviros' new money man
A San Francisco billionaire goes all in to fight Keystone XL
Living the small government dream
Will painful sequestration cuts help us rethink the role of government?
Agriculture and water use in the San Luis Valley
Agriculture and water use in the San Luis Valley
A map showing subdistrict one and water use in the area over time.
Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater
Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater
Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.
Mexican wolf recovery #fail
Hopes of summer mating dashed as wolf wanders too far
Hello, climate change
The biggest environmental issue of our time is back on the political agenda
The climate conversation
Who cares about climate change? Still too few
The future of our forests
Park Williams on why warmer temperatures will debilitate Southwestern forests
The bark beetle feedback loop
And why we shouldn't take trees for granted
West of 100: Goodbye, listeners
West of 100: Goodbye, listeners
The West of 100 podcast comes to an end.
A pro-tax revolt?
The future of the West's strictest anti-tax laws hangs in the balance
The money trail
A Frontline documentary gets inside a secretive Montana political group
Races where the environment matters. Sort of.
Races where the environment matters. Sort of.
Though environmental issues won't be decisive at the ballot box, candidates' green records could still matter -- if environmental super PACs have their way.
The West's super PAC megadonors
The West's super PAC megadonors
A few wealthy Westerners (and others) are attempting to influence elections via personal checks to super PACs and their more secretive counterparts, 501(c)(4)s.