Items by Cally Carswell

See you in July
See you in July
A skipped issue, a former editor publishes a book and visitors galore
Grand Canyon floods are rebuilding sandbars
Grand Canyon floods are rebuilding sandbars
But there are limits to what can be done to tweak dam management to benefit ecosystems.
Canada can't expand oil sands and also meet global climate goals
Canada can't expand oil sands and also meet global climate goals
103 scientists call for a moratorium on new development.
Genetic research lays foundation for bold conservation strategies
Genetic research lays foundation for bold conservation strategies
To save the greatest number of species, should we focus on the most common?
Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest
Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest
Snowpack is above normal in spots, but doesn't make up for its lack earlier in the year.
L.A.’s wild side
Wins for workers
Wins for workers
Western cities lead the national movement for a higher minimum wage.
New research on cumulative ecological impact of oil and gas
New research on cumulative ecological impact of oil and gas
Drilling has stripped bare three Yellowstones worth of land in recent years.
Federal public land transfers get a Congressional boost
Federal public land transfers get a Congressional boost
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a majority of her colleagues signal support for the pro-transfer movement.
The case of the snotty streams
The case of the snotty streams
A mysterious algae known as “rock snot” is smothering wild rivers — and may hold clues to their future.
Latest: Oregon chub is no longer endangered
Latest: Oregon chub is no longer endangered
The species became the first fish to recover enough to be delisted.
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The refuge system finally has a strategy for expansion.
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
2011's huge wildfires and what they portend. Spoiler: More dead trees.
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Pipeline safety regulation hasn't changed much since the last spill.
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
They’re burning mad about climate change. Are you?
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Disease-free animals from Yellowstone get a new home.
Mapping wolf dispersal
Mapping wolf dispersal
A Northern Rockies wolf was spotted at the Grand Canyon.
Latest: Montana judge rules groups of wells illegal
Latest: Montana judge rules groups of wells illegal
“Exempt well” laws in most Western states allow domestic wells to be drilled without water rights.
The desert-friendly cow
The desert-friendly cow
A rancher and a researcher search for a better bovine — and think they’ve found one.
Midterm races to watch
Midterm races to watch
Only a handful of seats are truly up for grabs, including two in the West, and they’re being fiercely contested.
Climate change found to have spurred worldwide heatwaves
Climate change found to have spurred worldwide heatwaves
But floods and droughts have less certain links to planetary warming.
Faces of the grassroots climate movement: rowdy and rowdier
Faces of the grassroots climate movement: rowdy and rowdier
Marches around the country this week show ideological diversity among a new cohort of activists.
Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports
Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports
How high are the stakes for Western coal producers?
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
How much does a monsoon season relieve drought?
Imminent tar sands mine incites civil disobedience in Utah
A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
How it arrived and how much it matters for the climate.
Is coal dead?
Is coal dead?
Which plants are slated for closure or switches to natural gas.
The privatization of public campground management
The privatization of public campground management
All the info you need to decide whether you love or hate that the Forest Service uses concessionaires.
Concessionaire Campgrounds: An Explainer
New Mexico is getting lucky so far this fire season