One woman’s effort to survive the Great Recession in booming North Dakota.
by Sierra Crane-Murdoch,
Aug 09, 2013
California's Mammoth Mountain provides a case study on the uncertainty of the ski business, and how global warming threatens to make it even more unpredictable.
by Greg Hanscom,
Mar 03, 2013
Constructing solar energy plants provides well-paying jobs, but most of the work is only temporary.
by Judith Lewis Mernit,
May 27, 2012
Lack of planning rules and the housing bubble led to dead subdivisions plaguing the West, especially in Teton County, Idaho, where locals are trying to deal with the impacts of the real estate bust, yet still arguing if planning even works.
by Allen Best,
Mar 12, 2012
An Indian-born progressive applies social entrepreneur techniques gleaned from the developing world to struggling communities in Colorado through his nonprofit, iCAST.
by Joshua Zaffos,
Mar 06, 2012
How do you make Christmas meaningful? Help someone you've never even met.
by Andrea Gelfuso Goetz,
Dec 21, 2011
The recession has afforded a unique opportunity for land trusts to protect more of the West’s private open land through direct acquisitions and, increasingly, conservation easements.
by Jon Christensen, Jenny Rempel and Judee Burr ,
Dec 13, 2011
As the West's population and real estate boom stumble to a halt, the once fast-growing Southwest is filled with foreclosed homes and undeveloped lots.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Nov 30, 2011
The U.S. continues to trail the rest of the world in high-speed rail development, as California's long-planned bullet train is delayed yet again.
by Stephanie Paige Ogburn,
Nov 27, 2011
Former president's poor economic record had environmental benefits.
by Ed Quillen,
Jan 09, 2011