Items by Sarah Tory
Despite a new environmental justice action plan, the EPA has a poor record of protecting communities of color from toxic environments.
The state is one of just two that provide no funding for the right to legal counsel, leaving local governments on the hook.
California, Arizona and Nevada are back in negotiations about the dwindling Colorado River water supply.
A recent lawsuit sheds new light on how the polygamist church and municipal leadership are deeply intertwined.
The project could divert 86,000 acre-feet from Lake Powell to the retirement community of St. George.
Since the ’50s, Western states have brought in international workers but offer them few of the benefits given other workers.
Where enviros are uniting with social justice and tribal rights activists in the Northwest to stop new fossil fuel development.
A new report shows most states are vulnerable to future increases in extreme heat, drought, and flooding.
A pair of architects are reinvisioning the city's relationship with water, starting with storm runoff.
Our neighbor to the north has taken an aggressively anti-climate, pro-pipeline tack. But the upcoming election could change that.
Tens of thousands are deported each year for accepting plea deals. Now they will have a new way to fight back.
The weather phenomenon could bring rain but also mudslides and drought to the different regions of the West.
Summer is always high season for fatal outdoor accidents, but increased lightning and heat seem to make it worse.
Scientists are trying to understand what’s released from the nation’s biggest energy producing regions.
The latest draft of the plan sets strict guidelines for approving new diversions over the Rocky Mountains.
- Jim Bolen on Land transfer battles rage on, county by county
- Jim Bolen on Go ahead, control my guns
- Mark Rozman on Study finds surprising source of Colorado River water supply
- Jim Brandau on The Park Service doesn’t need corporate sponsorship. It needs proper funding.
- James Connely on Stop the rock-stacking