Items by Sarah Jane Keller

Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Budget cuts force the U.S. Geological Survey to idle gauges across the country.
Big Brother's big data is coming to Utah
What’s an NSA spy center doing in an unabashedly anti-federal state?
The latest: Channel Island foxes rebound
The latest: Channel Island foxes rebound
A massive restoration effort has helped the tiny fox recover.
Dry news from the water mines
We're sucking up groundwater faster than ever
Tiny foxes rescued from extinction
A restoration success story on the Channel Islands
Eat more insects
The UN says we need to rear more minibeasts
Save our gauges
Important USGS stream gauges imperiled by austerity
Grizzlies back from the brink?
Now there’s a plan in case they are delisted
(Still) getting the lead out
When will hunters stop poisoning condors with ammunition?
Living on borrowed water
Creative water leasing can help rivers through drought
The latest: A cautious cave re-opening
The latest: A cautious cave re-opening
After closing all Western caves to protect bats from deadly white-nose syndrome, the Forest Service re-opens certain caves
The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety
The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety
Ex-nuclear regulatory commission chief says no U.S. nuclear plants are safe, while California's San Onofre plant plans to restart
In the ozone
Oil and gas drilling make it harder to breathe in Wyoming
Fish-consumption assumptions
Fish-consumption assumptions
Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.
Return to the bat cave
Forest Service reopens some caves previously closed due to white-nose bat syndrome
How fish consumption determines water quality
How fish consumption determines water quality
States are considering fish-heavy diets when setting water quality standards
Montana's roadkill bill
If you think eating roadkill looks bad, you’re picking on the wrong law
Uncertain science in CA's Bay Delta
Science can help make tough water decisions, but it can't decide for us
Visitors to public lands seek different experiences than in the past
Visitors to public lands seek different experiences than in the past
With demographic shifts, trendy activities like wildlife viewing and kayaking are increasing faster than traditional activities like hunting and backpacking.
Locally-grown climate conversations
An innovative reporting project brings the meaning of climate change home
Counting--and counting on--visitors
Collecting data about public lands visitors is important bean counting.
The endangered species to-do list
Feds release plan for backlog of imperiled species
Want to put Western weather on the map?
Your smartphone data could help a Washington researcher predict the weather
Managing Western water from space
NASA satellite helps keep space-age natural resource data flowing
Bakken tech boomlet?
A handful of companies try to reduce waste from gas flaring in North Dakota
A new normal for snow
A new normal for snow
The dry 2000s means snow trackers have to adjust "normal" downward.
Who is writing New Mexico's water regulations?
A proposed rule to protect groundwater from copper mines suffers at the environment department's hands
Public pollution data make for a less-filthy West
The EPA's annual toxics report is out. It's not perfect, but we shouldn't take it for granted.
Get used to the new normal
New 30-year climate normals show there's less snow now
Native women fail to find justice
Congress fails to close a loophole that allows many non-natives to get away with crimes on reservations