Items by Cally Carswell

The West's crucial 2014 U.S. Senate races
Against all odds, wolf OR7 may have found a mate
A new era of clean air regulation is dawning
Joshua trees may be migrating north in response to climate change
The little fish that could
The little fish that could
An endangered Oregon minnow recovers, while many native fish still struggle.
Looking after we leap
Looking after we leap
Uncertainty about the effects of chemicals and environmental contaminants on human health often justifies lax regulation. Should it?
Ocean acidification is already driving changes in Northwestern marine ecology
Environmentalists without borders
Environmentalists without borders
The blue gum eucalyptus and its cousins are not especially invasive, making it harder to agree on their management.
The Tree Coroners
The Tree Coroners
To save the West’s forests, scientists must first learn how trees die.
Snapshots of a forest two years after a megafire
What’s happening in other Western forests?
What’s happening in other Western forests?
A look at aspens, redwood, spruce and boreal forests.
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.