Energy & Industry

Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
Drilling Chaco: What's actually at stake
It's the archaeological landscape beyond New Mexico's Chaco Canyon that is most threatened.
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
The agency will calculate climate impacts of mine expansions in western Colorado.
The supposedly protected Wyoming Range faces new energy development
The supposedly protected Wyoming Range faces new energy development
Roughnecks and hunters are fighting plans to drill for natural gas in the Hoback-Noble Basin of the Wyoming Range.
All hopped up
All hopped up
Organic hop growers are toasting new regulations that require organic beers to use organic hops.
Our forest
Our forest
Hunters in Wyoming's Noble Basin protest proposed gas drilling
Mixing oil and water in California
Mixing oil and water in California
Farmers and the oil industry clash over water in Kern County, Calif.
Weighing the costs of unobtainium
Rare earth metals used for electronics may soon be mined domestically
Pondering palm oil
A ubiquitous ingredient is tied to forest degradation in tropical countries
Drill the parks
Colorado parks look to oil and gas for funding
Fun with factory farms!
An interactive map of animal cities
What's old is new again
Gold price surge raises economic versus environment question
Sunshine and transmission lines
"Green" doesn't keep controversy away