Energy & Industry

Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
Gold King Mine water was headed for the Animas, anyway
The nuts and bolts of acid mine drainage.
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
Colorado’s Animas River has gotten the most attention — but it’s hardly alone.
Friday news roundup: Uranium -- To mine or not to mine?
The feds ban mining around the Grand Canyon as a Wyoming project heats up
How can "woofers" stay on the farm?
How can "woofers" stay on the farm?
Young people are eager to serve as unpaid interns on organic farms, but translating their dreams into a real, self-supporting lifestyle is proving harder.
Drilling in state parks is more pavement on the road to hell
Energy development in Colorado's St. Vrain state park is a bad idea
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.
Redwoods or red wine?
California wineries hope to log 2,000 acres of redwoods to grow more grapes. Bottle of pinot to go with that clearcut?
Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth
Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth
Richard S. Wheeler's historical novel dramatizes the rivalry between the "Copper Kings" in 19th century Butte, Mont.
Pity the Green Pioneer
Can renewable technology thrive without a national energy policy?
Cadmium's presence in inexpensive jewelry can be dangerous
Metal additive deserves some scrutiny
Save the land by saving the rancher
Save the land by saving the rancher
The best way to preserve the West's public lands is by preserving the West's ranchers.
Speculating on solar
BLM rejects a Goldman Sachs subsidiary in Nevada
Methyl iodide's toxic saga continues
New documents show pesticide review process flawed
Wilderness for ANWR?
Greater protection considered for Arctic coastal plain
In megaloads battle, has David slain Goliath again?
ExxonMobil is backpedaling on use of Highway 12 for giant loads
Livid over livestock
A rule proposal is the newest U.S. attempt to have a national livestock traceability system
Air quality and all that gas
EPA proposes new rules for fracking
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Researchers are trying to restore the damaged, acidic soil around abandoned hardrock mines with the help of biochar, a special form of charcoal.
Proposed Alaska dam pushes state to examine hydropower options
Project would help state reach renewable energy goals
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The Old West-style extractive economy is roaring back to life, powered by the insatiable energy needs of countries like China.
Next train to ... China?
Billionaire drops opposition to a railroad that will give Montana coal a new path to market
Industry boosts pro-fracking PR
Denial of risks is an environmental injustice