Items by Emily Guerin

Massive California water transfer to continue
A judge upholds the Imperial Valley-San Diego water transfer, despite concerns about the Salton Sea
Crossing the border gets deadlier
Crossing the border gets deadlier
Fewer people are trying to cross the Southwest border, but a higher percentage are dying
The United States of Energy
A cool new map shows the U.S.'s energy production and potential
The latest: A worrying amphibian decline
The latest: A worrying amphibian decline
A new study finds frogs and toads are disappearing faster than previously thought.
Gray wolves to be removed from endangered species list
Enviros call the proposal premature; sportsmen's groups offer praise
Frogs and toads in trouble
A new study says amphibians are disappearing faster than we thought
A Utah realtor’s quest to sell a ghost town
A Utah realtor’s quest to sell a ghost town
Woodside, Utah, a dusty town with an out-of-service gas station and not much else, is for sale. Mike Metzger’s creative marketing of the oddball property led to a media frenzy, but thus far, no buyers.
Dying to come to the USA
New data shows fewer people are crossing the Mexican border illegally, but more are dying
The cattle-cheatgrass connection
A new study says grazing helps cheatgrass invade
What's killing bees?
Apparently everything, according to a new federal study
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The state water board gives the go-ahead to a groundwater pumping project that could harm the San Pedro River
A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together
A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together
Conflicts began after the BLM banned ranchers from fighting fire on public land. But a surprising solution has emerged.
Navajos double-down on coal
Urban utilities want out of the coal business. The nation’s biggest tribe wants in.
Mapping your way to better health
California is a test-ground for the new field of Geomedicine
Pumping the San Pedro dry?
Arizona's water board allows development, and groundwater pumping, to go forward
Black-backed woodpeckers and severe fire
Could an Endangered Species Act listing spark a national debate over wildfire?
A long-time defender talks grizzly conservation
A long-time defender talks grizzly conservation
Louisa Willcox, former senior wildlife advocate for Natural Resources Defense Council, reflects on political and environmental threats to grizzlies
The legacy of Documerica
Remember when the government funded creativity?
Does oil and gas drilling cause earthquakes?
Industry experts give conflicting views on the connection
Good news for people who love bad news
Beetle-killed trees release less CO2 than previously thought
Sovereignty and the Skywalk
Hualapai Tribe runs afoul of developers and seizes tourist attractions
USFS vs. your ability to sue them
A Supreme Court case could set a precedent for suing over forest plans
To kill or not to kill?
A bill in Congress would ban horse slaughter (again)
Are tree-sitters felons?
An Oregon bill would up the punishment for timber protests
Fire suppression flip-flop
The Forest Service will let some fires burn, again
Moose in need of a boost
Biologists ask why moose are declining in Montana and elsewhere
The timber-payment blues
Can Oregon's timber counties save themselves from ruin?
How much would you pay for clean water?
A Salt Lake City suburb decides whether to risk chemicals in its drinking water, or pay to clean it up
Of cows and climate
Is the BLM starting to consider whether grazing exacerbates climate change?
Staring down the fiscal cliff
National Park Service director warns park admins to prepare for budget cuts
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