Items by Sarah Gilman

The precious common
Utah vastly overstating future water shortages
Utah vastly overstating future water shortages
State projections downplayed what conservation and agriculture can provide.
For rural Oregonians, protections from herbicides come up short
For rural Oregonians, protections from herbicides come up short
Aerial spray regs remain the West Coast’s weakest after the death of a key law.
Knowledge, a wrecking ball
Scientists document mega Oregon-Nevada pronghorn migration
Scientists document mega Oregon-Nevada pronghorn migration
Three hikers will track ecological conditions on the route this June.
An outsider’s guide to insider Portland
An outsider’s guide to insider Portland
Dispatch from a dryland alien in the rainy Northwest.
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
As climate change sends bears searching for calories, new research suggests there's no substitute for seals.
BLM’s new fracking rules strike middle ground
BLM’s new fracking rules strike middle ground
But they're unlikely to resolve today's fierce skirmishes over oil and gas development.
Governor Kitzhaber’s fall from grace
Governor Kitzhaber’s fall from grace
The peculiar and spectacular undoing of Oregon’s top official.
Fish and Wildlife whistleblower retaliation case raises questions
Fish and Wildlife whistleblower retaliation case raises questions
A top Texas official reported political interference and scientific misconduct.
Glass half full?
Where can we say ‘Yes’ to oil and gas?
Where can we say ‘Yes’ to oil and gas?
What we give up in so-called sacrifice zones.
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
Industry and environmentalists compromised on the embattled Colorado mesa.
Dust to dust
Dust to dust
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Operators must install low or no-bleed valves on tanks to curb venting into the air.
Compromise on Colorado's Roan Plateau
Compromise on Colorado's Roan Plateau
Industry and conservationists reach a deal to protect tens of thousands of acres.
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
Can officials greenlight booming development and clean up the air at the same time?
Extreme Makeover, the BLM episode
Extreme Makeover, the BLM episode
How a gigantic federal bureaucracy is positioning itself to manage resources at a “landscape” level.
War of the words
War of the words
New oil and gas ‘codebook’ aims to help the public muddle through the fracking debate
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come?
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
Photographs of people and places in flux.
ESA changes could help protect sage grouse on private land
Of Pulitzers and presidents
Of Pulitzers and presidents
A Pulitzer for a Colorado writer, visitors to HCN and a correction.
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
Will our 'dam nation' free its rivers?
A new film explores a growing movement to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness.
In like a lion, out like a donut
In like a lion, out like a donut
A beloved assistant editor changes roles, an editor receives an award and visitors stroll in.
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
Will an eight-week long experimental flood help restore an ecosystem?
Coast Guard blames Shell for beached Arctic drill rig
Four women joyride the flood that will revive the Colorado River Delta
A plague of tumbleweeds
A plague of tumbleweeds
A handy pamphlet on how to dig out from a tumbleweed takeover of sci-fi proportions.
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