Items by Cally Carswell

There's (still) gold in them thar hills
There's (still) gold in them thar hills
Soaring prices are driving a new gold rush -- among mining behemoths and small-time prospectors.
Dear HCN: Reader survey responses
A sampling of what you had to say
Go down to the river and play
Digging the L.A. River out of a bureaucratic morass
Could Arizona go blue?
In recent years, several Western states have leaned from right to left. Is Arizona, of all places, next?
Lost and found waterways
Lost and found waterways
Rediscovering the forgotten rivers and streams of Los Angeles and Tucson.
All noisy on the Western front
New discoveries about the cascading impacts of noise on ecosystems
The sound of silence
The sound of silence
The world is getting noisier. Should we worry?
Money flows through it
Tycoons to watch this election season
All (climate concerned) eyes on D.C. court
In a high-stakes legal battle, EPA defends its ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act
Martinez making her mark
Love her or hate her, the N.M. guv is reshaping the state's political landscape
Obama's energy love fest
Obama overlooks the environment in his State of the Union address, but heaps attention on domestic energy development
Groundwater (mis)management
Big, unpermitted groundwater withdrawals for CAFOs hold up in Washington court
A tale of two wolf populations
The remarkably smooth recovery of gray wolves in the Great Lakes
Yellowstone to Yukon
Stitching habitat together across public and private lands
Stitching habitat together across public and private lands
Migrating animals can't read "no trespassing" signs, so it’s up to human beings to try to find ways to connect wildlife corridors that crisscross public and privately owned lands.
A caribou rescue?
The Lower 48's last caribou get critical habitat
Don't drink the (benzene) water
Pavillion, Wyo., residents learn what's in their tainted water, but can't say if gas drilling fouled it
The (slowly) changing face of energy country
In many corners of the Southwest, renewable energy potential remains just that
Clean air regulations protect park views by targeting coal plants
Clean air regulations protect park views by targeting coal plants
The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to reduce haze from air pollution near national parks and wilderness; some coal-fired power plants are cleaning up their act and others will shut down.
A fatal fungus, revealed
Scientists pinpoint the cause of white nose syndrome, which has devastated Eastern bat populations and could move West
Tea Party goes local
Its conservative influence grows at the county level in Idaho
Brad Udall on Australian water reform
Brad Udall on Australian water reform
Lessons from Australia for the Colorado River Basin
Lessons for the Colorado River from drought-stricken Australia
Lessons for the Colorado River from drought-stricken Australia
Brad Udall on Australian water reform and why it matters to the West.
A feel good ferret story (mostly)
Black-footed ferrets are well on their way to recovery
A small victory for Libby
Asbestos victims in the nation's "deadliest Superfund site" will finally get some compensation
Let it smog
President Obama takes a pass on new ozone standards
EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields
EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields
The federal government sets its sights on clearing the air above gas operations
A shift in the gas debate?
Federal panel stands up for more stringent oversight of fracking. Does it matter?
Invasion of the feral pigs
Invasion of the feral pigs
Feral pigs are invading New Mexico and other Western states, but biologists are working hard to stop them.
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