Items by Sarah Gilman

Coast Guard blames Shell for beached Arctic drill rig
Four women joyride the flood that will revive the Colorado River Delta
A plague of tumbleweeds
A plague of tumbleweeds
A handy pamphlet on how to dig out from a tumbleweed takeover of sci-fi proportions.
The Latest: Colorado first state to regulate methane emissions
The Latest: Colorado first state to regulate methane emissions
Some oil and gas companies supported the rules.
Goodbye, Hello
Goodbye, Hello
Board of directors meeting, visits from friends and remembrances.
Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing
Ranchers, enviros and officials seek a middle path on public-land grazing
Moving beyond stalemate to meaningful reform in Utah.
Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl
Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl
Despite an infusion of moisture, pockets of the Southern High Plains have been plagued with dusters and inundated with tumbleweeds.
L.A. is here to stay
L.A. is here to stay
Why would any magazine editor include Los Angeles in a special issue on environmental sustainability?
Mailbox surprise
Mailbox surprise
A long-time reader leaves a generous and humbling gift for HCN; summer visitors.
A delta reborn in drought
A delta reborn in drought
Even as the Southwest teeters on the edge of a radically drier future, a rare opportunity to revive the Colorado River Delta has emerged in an agreement hashed out between Mexico, the U.S. and some of West's most powerful – and thirsty – water agencies.
The Blue Window
The Blue Window
Journeying from redrock desert to an icy wasteland: an essay
EPA drops study linking fracking to Pavillion pollution
The Obama administration appears to be backing off, yet again, in Wyoming
The blue window
Of face paint, nunataks and Alaska's Harding Icefield
BLM fracking rules just got more industry-friendly
Feds weaken a proposal that many enviros say wasn’t strong enough in the first place
Colorado likely to adopt tough new rural renewable energy requirements
Astronomical rate increases unlikely to follow