Items by Cally Carswell

Sinclair flare up
Sinclair flare up
The Sinclair, Wyo., oil refinery has long been one of the state's most notorious polluters, but until recently, no one seemed to care.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Judith Lewis, Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk mining politics. Plus, an audio postcard from a California ghost town inhabited by pikas.
Limiting Las Vegas
Can a more sustainable Las Vegas emerge from the recession?
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.
Un-stimulated
Is the San Joaquin Valley getting its fair share of stimulus cash?
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk sage grouse and states' rights.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk wind and coal.
All aboard the coal train
It's headed for Montana.
Failed State
Failed State
Photojournalist Julian Cardona on living and working in Mexico's war zone.
Audio: Soule on Wolves
Audio: Soule on Wolves
A conversation between Michelle Nijhuis and conservation biologist Michael Soule.
The Forgotten Mesa
The Forgotten Mesa
Without basic services, life on Pajarito Mesa is all about surviving.
Still snowed in
Winter storms wreak havoc in Indian country.
Big cat boondoggle?
Jaguar critical habitat has an unlikely critic.
Well wars
Conflicts over unregulated groundwater wells heat up in Montana.
Nuclear Nevada
Nevada confronts its nuclear past and contemplates a complicated future.
The hunt is on
The hunt is on
Despite protests, wolf hunts go forward in Idaho and Montana.
The mesquite wrangler
The mesquite wrangler
Arizona farmer gives a neglected desert crop new life
"A deeply troubled idea from the start"
Valles Caldera's experiment in public lands management isn't working out as planned.
Metalpalooza '09
Metalpalooza '09
Metals mining is making an unexpectedly dramatic comeback in the West.
Well hell, continued
Drinking water wells in the Lower Yakima Valley pump "toilet bowl" water. Ick.
A loophole you can squeeze a feedlot through
In dry eastern Washington, small farmers resent a corporate feedlot’s access to scarce water supplies.
Utah climate clash
For the first time, Utah lawmakers will hear testimony on climate change from (gasp!) a climatologist.
Death by a thousand wells
Death by a thousand wells
Unregulated domestic wells are straining water supplies in Washington’s Yakima Valley and throughout the West.
Slideshow: The tiny creatures of the Great Basin
Science writer Madeleine Nash talks about the importance of the Great Basin's springs, with photos by Thomas Nash.
"We all blew it"
Did white environmentalists fail Van Jones?
A conversation with Michelle Nijhuis
A conversation with Michelle Nijhuis
Photos and an interview with the author of "Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35"
Down and out
New Mexico farm workers fight for their rights.
Why West?
Why Obama turned his health care road show westbound.
Meet the makers
Meet the makers
A behind-the-scenes look at winemaking in Colorado's North Fork Valley.
The rural West, on clearance
Agricultural land values plunge in the mountain West.
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