Energy & Industry

War of the words
War of the words
New oil and gas ‘codebook’ aims to help the public muddle through the fracking debate
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Tremors in Colorado and New Mexico linked to coalbed methane extraction.
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Review of “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West” by Sarah Alisabeth Fox.
What the FRAC do we know?
Congress introduces two bills to oversee hydraulic fracturing.
Sunshine and water
Some solar-powered generating plants need lots of water
Forestry from the inside
Forestry from the inside
The newspaper columns collected in Mary Stuever’s The Forester’s Log give an insider’s view of the challenges facing Western forests today.
May Bats Prevail
Study suggests that wind turbines can be managed to minimize bat death.
A change is gonna come
Corporations take heed of "local."
Government capitalism can be a very good thing
Government capitalism can be a very good thing
The federal government should emulate FDR’s Rural Electrification Project: Put up the money to improve energy efficiency in the West, and let the locals do the work.
New Ag-Jobs bill hits Congress
Help for growers and workers in the fields?
Borne on the wind
But this eco-friendly car won't be quite so swift.
New grazing technology might save streams
Cattle drink with less impact.
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Raising sheep in rural Wyoming requires gambling on a scale you could never duplicate in even the gaudiest casino.