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  • 'Ghost fleet' in search of a final resting place

    Newport, Ore., decides the environmental and financial risks are too great to allow Bay Bridge Enterprises, a ship-recycling firm, to dismantle decommissioned military vessels at Yaquina Bay

  • Oil shale, our feel-good rock

    The writer has seen oil shale come and go before

  • A New Green Revolution

    In Montana’s dying farm country, "vanguard agriculture" is putting people back to work on the land

  • Energy companies plow some profits back into Western ground

    Raymond Plank, chairman of Apache Corp., says responsible companies like his prove that the energy industry can reduce its environmental impacts and give more back to local communities

  • Storing fat from the feeding frenzy

    Westerners need to prepare for the next economic bust by saving money from today’s energy boom, just as black bears store calories in the form of fat in order to get through the winter

  • Gold from the Gas Fields

    Energy companies are reaping billions from the West, but few states outside Wyoming are making sure that wealth stays at home and is invested wisely.

  • A city center in the suburbs

    Charlie Lybrand enjoys living in his transit-oriented complex in metro Denver, because he rarely has to drive to get to college or go out to party

  • Reading, riding and relaxing

    Architect Kevin Koernig, who commutes from suburban Littleton to downtown Denver, loves light rail because it saves him money, keeps him healthy, and gives him extra time to read

  • Is how we’re living gross?

    The writer sees his over-developed town through a friend’s eyes

  • Don’t be fooled: Our southern border is as porous as ever

    The writer asks why we brag about effectively enforcing the border when illegal aliens just keep trying until they succeed

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