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  • The Latest: EPA released a final assessment of Pebble Mine impacts

    The Latest: EPA released a final assessment of Pebble Mine impacts

    The development would destroy rivers and wetlands.

  • Worst place for a major mine?

    Worst place for a major mine?

    Update on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region -- a threat to the world’s best salmon ecosystem.

  • The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities

    The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities

    A permit for an inactive mine may be renewed.

  • The Great Salt Lake's dirty little secret

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake is loaded with mercury, and scientists are trying to figure out whether Nevada’s gold mines are part of the problem

  • The Hot West

    Graphics show the location of the West’s nuclear sites and uranium sources, and the nuclear fuel cycle is described

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • Men with boots

    The transformation of once-scrappy mining towns like Silverton, Colo., and Superior, Ariz., into trendy tourist havens is bound to leave the locals with mixed feelings and some nostalgia.

  • Spinning coal into gasoline

    Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is eager to build a synfuels plant to turn coal into diesel, but it will neither easy nor cheap to make gas gasification a reality in the West

  • Condemned

    In Idaho and Wyoming, old eminent domain laws allow private entities to condemn landowners’ property – as Peter and Judy Riede discovered when J.R. Simplot Co. announced plans to expand its phosphate mine and build a road across their ranch.

  • An activist

    Nellie Sandoval, the mother of scientist Stefanie Raymond-Whish, has become an outspoken activist as a result of her own struggle with breast cancer.

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