A more secure safety net for workers in transition means higher taxes, a tradeoff many Americans oppose.
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Conservation, wilderness and water provisions long in the works were added to the massive energy bill.
Ocean acidification, driven by global fossil fuel emissions, is being exacerbated by local pollution.
The early caucus drew attention to Western issues. In November, the state will play an even bigger role.
Whether grazing on public land is a ‘right’ or a ‘privilege’ is one of the region’s most contentious issues. Here’s why.
Regulators don’t link industry to contamination — but testing shows the pollution came after drilling.
Precipitation in recent months chips away at California drought, but the water deficit will be hard to overcome.
Invasive carp may recolonize areas they were once eradicated from, depending on how long the occupation lasts.
Where enviros are uniting with social justice and tribal rights activists in the Northwest to stop new fossil fuel development.
Some scientists are replacing sardines and anchovies with soybeans and corn as food for farmed fish.
Scientific inquiry is a process of constant revision. And revision is where the most intriguing discoveries happen.
Some ranchers still say women ruin horses and a rancher and his wife can be paid at two-for-the-price-of-one.
Despite the Keystone rejection, keep-it-in-the-ground activism is still a sideshow to the larger climate movement.
Climate change has profound impacts on growing seasons and crop yields, but local solutions have promise.
A drought plan in one of the West’s most forward-thinking watersheds reconciles salmon and agriculture.
With the bird’s non-listing under the Endangered Species Act, expect more of the legal crawl that got us here in the first place.
Local officials want Pueblo County, Colorado, to be the best place to grow, but not everyone’s high on the idea.
Nation’s largest fishing port was already short on housing. With Shell in town, locals say things are getting worse.
While Oregon and Washington broil, the Southwest and Southern Rockies enjoy a welcome reprieve of moisture
Sen. John McCain's proposal would give Border Patrol more immediate access to sensitive borderlands.
Scientists, planes and instruments descend on San Juan Basin to find roots of the massive greenhouse gas hotspot.
The war between the fossil fuel industry and Big Green may boil down to who can tell the best story.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a majority of her colleagues signal support for the pro-transfer movement.
In southern Utah’s Escalante watershed, a river restoration group tries to cut through old cultural barriers.
- Mark Rozman on How bigotry is woven in with our Western roots
- Larry Glickfeld on This year’s weird Alaska winter should make us very, very nervous.
- Laura Jean Schneider on Ranch Diaries: The risks of ranching on a wild landscape
- Ed Morrow on How bigotry is woven in with our Western roots
- Ed Morrow on This year’s weird Alaska winter should make us very, very nervous.