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  • Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Industrial-style, large-scale solar developments on Western public lands are simply not the right way to go.

  • Sans petrol

    Willits, Calif., is one of a growing number of communities trying to prepare for a post-oil world by becoming economically and agriculturally sustainable.

  • Powered by pond scum

    Colorado inventor Jim Sears is among those researchers fascinated by the possibility that algae farms in the Southwest could provide a source of biodiesel.

  • Court says Yucca Mountain design unsafe

    Yucca Mountain’s 10,000-year safety standard is ruled arbitrary by a federal court, but the Energy Department remains determined to open the site as planned

  • Follow-up

    Energy Department, Bechtel Jacobs mess up shipping of radioactive waste; Interior Department’s damaged records of Indian trust accounts; public comment time extended on Roadless Rule

  • Toxic waste, tainted justice

    The Ambushed Jury by Wes McKinley and Caron Balkany tells how the federal government covered up nuclear crimes at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant outside Denver

  • Moab uranium tailings: should they stay or should they go?

    The Energy Department is calling for public comment on its plans to clean up a 130-acre pile of uranium tailings and contaminated soils just upstream from Moab, Utah, on the Colorado River

  • Follow-up

    Anti-nuclear groups seek contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory; California ORVs to stay off desert tortoise habitat; factory-farm polluters immune to lawsuits; new Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. joins property-rights law firm in fight against mon

  • Colorado River kisses a toxic mess good-bye

    The Department of Energy finally agrees to move the Atlas uranium mine tailings pile away from Moab, Utah, and the flood risk of the Colorado River.

  • A closer look at Obama's judges, federal agencies, and his approach to science and secrecy

    A closer look at Obama's judges, federal agencies, and his approach to science and secrecy

    A closer look at Obama's impact on federal judges, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Energy Department and the Forest Service, as well as his administration's approach to science and secrecy.

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