Energy & Industry

Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators
Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators
A study plans to remove mountain lions and black bears to boost mule deer.
With more monuments, Republican backlash mounts
With more monuments, Republican backlash mounts
A proposed bill moves to weaken executive power of the Antiquities Act.
Peace River flood survivors live with a dam’s disruptive legacy
Peace River flood survivors live with a dam’s disruptive legacy
Tensions remain between residents and the hydropower company responsible for the event.
You can't keep a cow from water (or Jon Marvel from grazing issues)
You can't keep a cow from water (or Jon Marvel from grazing issues)
The founder of Western Watersheds Project will retire, but remains vigilant against "welfare ranching."
A royal(ty) mess
Are mining companies paying their fair share for the coal and minerals extracted from public land?
2012 in numbers
The author tries to save the world from doom by listing important energy and climate figures
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
Canadian governments back proposals for more than a dozen new mines along salmon-rich rivers that flow to the Alaska coast.
A different borderland blues
A different borderland blues
Mining in British Columbia could have big impacts on parts of Canada -- and the U.S.
At home with the oil rigs
At home with the oil rigs
A California resident learns to love the tiny lights twinkling far out to sea.
A sampling of northwestern British Columbian mine sites and endangered rivers
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A map showing where wildlife are in the reserve.
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A controversial proposal for the nation’s biggest chunk of public land aims to allow energy development -- and protect wildlife.
Boom, bust, yawn
How do you cover oil and gas development in an exciting way?
Protecting the Piceance
Hunting group has plans for new type of conservation
Producing more power means using more water
Producing more power means using more water
Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
Examining the argument that this place is more special than the rest.
End of an era?
American paternalism is on the outs in Indian Country
A rancher must sell out after losing a court case against a gas company
A rancher must sell out after losing a court case against a gas company
A lawsuit over a pipeline leaves Dow Rippy broke.
Cementing demand for coal
In Southwestern Colorado a coal mine owned by a Mexican cement company thrives
Resistant weeds through history
Resistant weeds through history
A timeline of genetic modification from the 1950s onward.
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
The next generation of engineered seeds will escalate herbicide spraying, with potentially large environmental consequences.
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Environmentalists are trying to buy out oil and gas leases in national forests, including the Wyoming Range and Thompson Creek Divide, while the drillers often have their way in the desert and sagebrush.
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
A new form of geothermal energy has the potential to revolutionize U.S. power production, if costs come down.