Items by Cally Carswell

A fatal fungus, revealed
Scientists pinpoint the cause of white nose syndrome, which has devastated Eastern bat populations and could move West
Tea Party goes local
Its conservative influence grows at the county level in Idaho
Brad Udall on Australian water reform
Brad Udall on Australian water reform
Lessons from Australia for the Colorado River Basin
Lessons for the Colorado River from drought-stricken Australia
Lessons for the Colorado River from drought-stricken Australia
Brad Udall on Australian water reform and why it matters to the West.
A feel good ferret story (mostly)
Black-footed ferrets are well on their way to recovery
A small victory for Libby
Asbestos victims in the nation's "deadliest Superfund site" will finally get some compensation
Let it smog
President Obama takes a pass on new ozone standards
EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields
EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields
The federal government sets its sights on clearing the air above gas operations
A shift in the gas debate?
Federal panel stands up for more stringent oversight of fracking. Does it matter?
Invasion of the feral pigs
Invasion of the feral pigs
Feral pigs are invading New Mexico and other Western states, but biologists are working hard to stop them.
Haze be gone
EPA tells the San Juan Generating Station to clean up its act
Yellowstone leak highlights a different kind of oil spill
Yellowstone leak highlights a different kind of oil spill
A recent oil spill in Montana's Yellowstone River reminds Westerners that not all such environmental disasters happen in the Gulf of Mexico.
Next train to ... China?
Billionaire drops opposition to a railroad that will give Montana coal a new path to market
Jonathan Thompson on the West's Chinese 'stimulus package'
Jonathan Thompson on the West's Chinese 'stimulus package'
Jonathan Thompson talks with Cally Carswell about how foreign demand is influencing the West's latest extractive boom.
Pipeline politics
The Yellowstone River oil spill and the fate of Keystone XL
Doing the unspeakable
A new political vocabulary for climate change
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
An interview with ProPublica energy and environment reporter Abrahm Lustgarten.
The pulse of the river
How Colorado River thinkers and power brokers see the basin's future
It's about dam time
The Elwha River dams are finally meeting their end
Fun with (census) numbers
Surprising and not-so-surprising Western gleanings from the 2010 survey
A new day dawning?
Compromise catches on in southern Utah
Explorer's notebook: Craig Childs on the Lower San Juan
Explorer's notebook: Craig Childs on the Lower San Juan
Craig Childs narrates his paddle down the Lower San Juan, with photos and video he took on the trip.
Environmental bargaining chips
In budget talks, California Republicans demand reform of state environmental law
Coal still king
Salazar travels to Wyoming to "cheerlead" coal development
Rare earth, indeed
Rare earth mining claims staked out on Otero Mesa
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Hear the sounds Jeff Rice collects around the West and learn about why he does it.
Craig Medred on predator-prey science
Craig Medred on predator-prey science
Both proponents and opponents of predator control claim to have science on their side. But the actual science -- and all of its complexities -- is often lost in the debate.
Coal in the courts
A novel lawsuit to overhaul coal leasing takes a blow.
Western court scraps intervention restrictions for enviro lawsuits
Western court scraps intervention restrictions for enviro lawsuits
The 9th Circuit Court tosses its "federal defendant" rule, giving interested parties a clearer path for intervening in environmental lawsuits.