Items by Cally Carswell
Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
BLM shares names of companies that nominated parcels for oil and gas leasing. It's a win for transparency. Sort of.
Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.
Though environmental issues won't be decisive at the ballot box, candidates' green records could still matter -- if environmental super PACs have their way.
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.
Red-blue swings in presidential elections since 1960 show the region’s political landscape has always been dynamic.
The backstory to Emily Guerin's report on the scientific debate over how "normal" severe fire is, and a travelogue from the Gila Wilderness in the wake of this year's massive blaze.
Scientists thought periodic, controlled floods in the Grand Canyon might help native fish. But so far, there's little evidence they have.
Although dam removals are occurring across the West, they're the exception more than the rule. And some dwindling species, like pallid sturgeon, may not be able to wait for our rivers to return to normal.
Convention rhetoric spotlights the ever-widening divide between Republicans and Democrats on the environment
An oral history of the 1950s drought, and a new study on the 2000 - 2004 drought, and how it stacks up against what we can expect in the future
- Edward Williams on When poisoning is the solution
- Jeff Zapko on Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
- Jim Brandau on When poisoning is the solution
- Michael Weeks on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- John Finch on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town