Industrial-style, large-scale solar developments on Western public lands are simply not the right way to go.
by Janine Blaeloch,
Apr 11, 2012
LED light bulbs will light up your life -- and reduce the need for new, polluting coal power plants.
by Russ Doty and Holly Wilde,
Dec 14, 2011
An ambitious plan to create new corridors for power lines
and pipelines will make it easier for utility companies to tap into
the West’s energy boom
by Allison Gerfin,
Aug 21, 2006
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.
by Judith Lewis Mernit and Ray Ring ,
Feb 06, 2011
Colorado inventor Jim Sears is among those researchers
fascinated by the possibility that algae farms in the Southwest
could provide a source of biodiesel.
by Jennie Lay,
Feb 19, 2007
Willits, Calif., is one of a growing number of communities
trying to prepare for a post-oil world by becoming economically and
by Tim Holt,
Feb 19, 2007
Washington's Hanford Site and New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range both hold deadly nuclear contamination – along with unspoiled landscapes rich in wildlife.
by David Wolman,
May 17, 2010
Year after year, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has stood squarely in the path of every attempt to reform the 1872 Mining Law. Plus: The Energy Department wants to dump tons of deadly mercury, most likely in the West.
by Ray Ring ,
Aug 03, 2009
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.
by Matt Jenkins,
May 02, 2005
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
by Laura Paskus,
Feb 07, 2005