Items by Cally Carswell
In this new, human-dominated epoch, the "Anthropocene," every attempt at restoration is likely to be filled with tough and risky choices.
Aspen Skiing Company Sustainability VP Auden Schendler, and professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones on why ski corporations and pro athletes should step up to the climate crisis -- and how they can do it.
Santa Fe may be too ritzy for its britches, but the funky, far-flung towns of southern New Mexico still have that special "spice" that makes the state unique.
Thought-provoking jaunts to inspire your own Western wanderings this summer: a visit to Utah's Sun Tunnels; a peek into modern hobo culture; and a beginner's guide to hitchhiking.
Republicans attack one of their own sacred cows -- the military -- for diversifying its energy supply
The latest episode of HCN's new monthly podcast, West of 100, is now available. Tune in -- it's free!
In recent years, several Western states have leaned from right to left. Is Arizona, of all places, next?
In a high-stakes legal battle, EPA defends its ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act
Obama overlooks the environment in his State of the Union address, but heaps attention on domestic energy development
Migrating animals can't read "no trespassing" signs, so it’s up to human beings to try to find ways to connect wildlife corridors that crisscross public and privately owned lands.
Pavillion, Wyo., residents learn what's in their tainted water, but can't say if gas drilling fouled it
The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to reduce haze from air pollution near national parks and wilderness; some coal-fired power plants are cleaning up their act and others will shut down.
- Lee Rimel on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town
- Fred Swanson on Is tech ruining the wilderness?
- Rick Masters 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
- W John Faust on Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson