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.
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
Does natural gas drilling make people sick?
Colorado report from Battlement Mesa says yes
Let us bid!
Should anyone be able to buy energy leases?
Major proposed and existing transmission lines in the West
Rising gas prices hurt poor most of all
A real energy solution includes all
How green is your wind farm?
Enviro opposition to big renewable projects goes too far
Ozone in the air
Air pollution over gas fields is sometimes worse than in major cities.
Exploring rural communities, food and environment
USDA atlases offer data-rich experiences
Unpacking health hazards in fracking's chemical cocktail
A look at the ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing fluid in Wyoming.
Yet another tar-sands hazard
Acidic oil from tar sands endangers the public and the environment.
Fish (farm) on
Feds open up to aquaculture
The birds and the blades
Feds release new wind power guidelines
Inside Taft High
Inside Taft High
Teacher Ted Pendergrass and his students take us inside the first high school in the country devoted to oil production.
Fast Times at California's Petroleum High
Fast Times at California's Petroleum High
A day in the life of the U.S.'s first high school academy devoted to oil production.