Energy & Industry

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.
Rural and small town employment still lags
Rural and small town employment still lags
Metro areas are bouncing back from the Great Recession more quickly.
The Latest: 20,000 Utah acres protected from drilling
The Latest: 20,000 Utah acres protected from drilling
A landswap that will keep the oil and gas industry from Desolation Canyon.
‘Lucking out’ for Wyoming’s winter smog
‘Lucking out’ for Wyoming’s winter smog
Air quality gets a boost from the state’s infamous sagebrush and wind.
A bison boost for Native economies
A bison boost for Native economies
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.