Energy & Industry

Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Activists target shipping hubs to influence fossil fuel development in Alaska.
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Should royalties be higher to account for social costs of climate change?
Murkowski unveils energy plan for the nation
Murkowski unveils energy plan for the nation
Highlights and what it would mean for Western states.
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
Coal still king
Salazar travels to Wyoming to "cheerlead" coal development
The end of the Mojave coal-fired power plant
Coal's toxic legacy falls with deafening thud
Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
A tar sands development proposed for Utah is insane on every level: economically, environmentally and just practically.
The Big Four Meatpackers
The Big Four Meatpackers
Statistics on how much control the "Big Four" have in the U.S. beef marketplace and worldwide.
Beef cattle operations, 1980-2010
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.
Lakeview renewable projects proposed and in progress
Ruthless economics
Ruthless economics
By insisting on buying goods, especially food, as cheaply as possible, we ignore the hidden and occasionally horrendous costs.
Wyoming uranium has uncertain future
Mining may be put on hold due to safety concerns
Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides
Montana transmission lines draw opposition from all sides
Republicans battle Republicans, environmentalists battle environmentalists, over power lines for wind and solar energy.
Nuclear Disaster Reverberates in the West
Uranium stocks fall amidst reactor safety concerns.
Rare earth, indeed
Rare earth mining claims staked out on Otero Mesa