Energy & Industry

Methane leaks from oil and gas production on federal lands
Methane leaks from oil and gas production on federal lands
New proposals from EPA and BLM to curtail leaks are due out this summer.
Lake Mead watch: As levels fall, hydropower dips
Lake Mead watch: As levels fall, hydropower dips
Why Southwest utilities are starting to sweat.
Wild Science: Netting mule deer in western Colorado
Wild Science: Netting mule deer in western Colorado
Go behind the scenes with scientists investigating declining populations.
Efficiency lessons from Germany
Efficiency lessons from Germany
US nearly last place for efficiency.
On booms and their remains
On booms and their remains
A North Dakota photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
How it arrived and how much it matters for the climate.
Is coal dead?
Is coal dead?
Which plants are slated for closure or switches to natural gas.
A Peruvian sheepherder in the Colorado Rockies
A Peruvian sheepherder in the Colorado Rockies
Photographs and recordings.
A canary for coal mines
A canary for coal mines
Colorado leasing case gives climate change new weight.
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation amid a rash of illegal dumping.
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
State supreme court gives green light to tar sands permits.
In North Dakota, booms past and present
In North Dakota, booms past and present
A photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
The water-energy nexus could become a collision in a warming world
Pebble Mine: Alaska sides with mining corporation, tribes back EPA
New BLM plan weighs sage grouse and oil in Wyoming
New BLM plan weighs sage grouse and oil in Wyoming
Governor Mead hopes the plan will keep the bird off the endangered species list.
The transformative power of... efficiency
BP energy review reveals lingering addiction to fossil fuels
Cannabis could go Champagne in western Colorado
Sons of Wichita: understanding the enigmatic Koch brothers
EPA carbon regulations will not destroy the electrical grid
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
Photographs of people and places in flux.
The West's crucial 2014 U.S. Senate races
Suckers for gold
Suckers for gold
Recreational dredgers can wreck stream beds.