Items by Cally Carswell

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
Significant -- and nutty -- quotable moments in the state legislatures
Significant -- and nutty -- quotable moments in the state legislatures
Western legislatures slash spending, confront budget gaps, attempt environmental rollbacks and propose a few silly laws.
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
The year in water
A La Niña year brings a good snowpack to some Western states and little or nothing to others.
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.
Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record
Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record
Judith Lewis Mernit talks with Cally Carswell about how the Obama administration's policies are impacting the West.
Sittin' pretty in energy country
North Dakota and Wyoming buck Western budget and unemployment trends
Decades of drilling
Decades of drilling
A graphic shows how Western states stack up against Texas and the Eastern U.S. when it comes to oil and gas drilling.
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
Writer Pat Toomay talks with landscape photographer Michael Berman about his craft and the draw of the desert.
2010: The year that was
HCN's year in review
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.
Anatomy of a medusahead invasion
Anatomy of a medusahead invasion
Medusahead, an invasive grass, is set to take over the West.
New Mexico caps again
If the Western Climate Initiative fails to launch, New Mexico's got a back-up plan
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
Emilene Ostlind talks with former federal biologist Rollin Sparrowe about energy development on the Pinedale Anticline and its impact on wildlife.
Western Climate Initiative moves forward, smaller than imagined
Western Climate Initiative moves forward, smaller than imagined
Cap and trade is dead in Washington, D.C., but a few states are hoping to limit emissions through the Western Climate Initiative.
Not quite so SAD
Not quite so SAD
Sudden aspen decline appears to be slowing in Colorado, but the trees' glory days may be past.
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