Items by Sarah Tory

Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Small and medium-sized flows could be most affected.
Ruling green lights temporary nuclear waste storage
Ruling green lights temporary nuclear waste storage
With no central underground depository, above-ground casks will have to do.
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
Many unanswered questions remain about proposals to divert the state's last undammed major river.
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Mount Polley breach may harm salmon.
A Taxonomy of Landscape
A Taxonomy of Landscape
Interstate and backroad photography with a Barry Lopez essay.
How much water goes into your food?
How much water goes into your food?
Growing everyday food items requires a surprising amount of water.
Poll shows strong Latino support for conservation
Critics see GOP wildfire bill as attack on environmental protections
Women in Western legislatures
Women in Western legislatures
Which states are lagging and which lead the way?
New kids in town
New kids in town
HCN has new editorial interns now reporting for hcn.org and the magazine.
Colorado water users gird for first statewide plan
This hummingbird's survival hinges on precipitation, new study shows
Lake Mead watch: At lowest levels since 1937