Energy & Industry

Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness
Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness
A grandfathered mining claim has opened the doors to development.
Old mines still plague Montana's Clark Fork
Old mines still plague Montana's Clark Fork
Why one of the nation's largest Superfund river sites can't address pollution from abandoned mines.
Natural gas exports to Mexico are surging
Natural gas exports to Mexico are surging
A major new energy export market quietly emerges as Mexico takes advantage of low-priced U.S. gas.
Steens Mountain wind farms
Steens Mountain wind farms
Columbia Energy Partners plans to build four 104-MW wind farms with 40 to 60 turbines each on Steens Mountain. East and West Ridge will be on private land inside the protected area boundaries, Echanis on private land just outside the protected area and Riddle Mountain on state land.
Cuts to energy, transportation and the environment
Moving Washington beyond coal
What does a coal-free future look like?
Clearing the way for renewables
BLM gives wind, solar a break from obstructive mining claims
Sucking up gold
California and Oregon try to control suction dredge mining in rivers.
American Indians suffer from high gas prices
Remoteness of many reservations leads to a reliance on fossil fuels
Rare-earth reality check
Rare-earth reality check
Suddenly, everyone is eyeing the West's rare-earth deposits, but mining and processing the metals will not be easy.
Sustainable ag education loses funding
Budget bill eliminates ATTRA program
Time is running out for the Grand Canyon
Uranium mining moratorium ends soon
Rare earth deposits in the West
Jobs vs. the environment?
A solar panel factory in Phoenix seems like (mostly) good news.
On Navajo Nation, Power Authority slips away
Layoffs at the DPA, and pleas for federal incentives
LEDs ought to be leading the way
LEDs ought to be leading the way
Forward-thinking towns and cities are lighting their streets with LEDs -- light-emitting diodes -- that save both energy and money.
Using Japan to discuss energy at home
A Phoenix resident muses on nuclear and renewables
Agriculture by the numbers
USDA’s Census of Agriculture provides key data and insights
Organic farmers prepare to ward off genetic trespassers
Growers gear up to prevent pollen drift from modified seeds
BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
Mule deer on Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline are struggling, and the BLM's adaptive management plan has done nothing to help.
Strawberry scrutiny
EPA takes comments on much-vexed pesticide
Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables
Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables
Rural Lake County, Ore., has gone from a timber economy to one based on producing - and exporting - renewable energy.
Megaload Magnetism
First round of big rigs lumber across Montana