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Nevada wilderness bill is wilderness in name only
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
Environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest may lead the way.
Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
New transportation sparked a renaissance in Denver. Can it do the same for Phoenix?
Giving thanks and looking forward
Giving thanks and looking forward
Colorado can boast it was the cradle of wilderness
California’s sweeping new groundwater regulations
California’s sweeping new groundwater regulations
Will the law finally mean better aquifer management for the drought-stricken state?
Will falling oil prices kill the shale revolution?
Will falling oil prices kill the shale revolution?
The current drilling boom is more sensitive to price fluctuations than its predecessors.
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Companies deposit thousands of pounds of herbicides each year on Oregon forests.
Tar sands mining, up front and grotesque
Tar sands mining, up front and grotesque
The push is on to “take back” public lands