Energy & Industry

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.
Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports
Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports
How high are the stakes for Western coal producers?
Nevada wins the Tesla battery factory giga-race
Nevada wins the Tesla battery factory giga-race
Massive incentive package raises questions about corporate welfare.
Mules making a comeback
Amish farmers and U.S. military find them useful
Booms, Busts, and B.S.
Politicians pass the buck, and life in Western Colorado goes on.
Cross(border) winds
Cross(border) winds
Facing tough opposition in the Southern California desert, companies look to build renewable energy plants in Mexico.
Native Farmers and Ranchers
USDA publishes data on Indigenous Americans involved in agriculture for the first time!
Beanstalk 2013
A Portland skyscraper will host a living garden down its side.
Green energy isn't always popular
Local opposition to solar and geothermal proposals
Is this the nuclear renaissance?
Utah town debates a nuclear power plant.
Cows vs. RATs
Grazing fees hardly change; campers and hikers pay extra.
The costs of coal
A new report touts coal -- and ignores its negatives
Frackin' Fears
Report raises (yet more) concerns about drilling chemicals