Energy & Industry

Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Jonathan Thompson talks methane leaks with KDNK Radio
Researchers are trying to find the source of emissions in the Four Corners region.
Why the Clean Power Plan isn’t a death knell for coal
Why the Clean Power Plan isn’t a death knell for coal
Obama’s new rules won’t necessarily knock out the West’s aging power plants.
Tracking energy’s ‘fugitive emissions,’ from above
Tracking energy’s ‘fugitive emissions,’ from above
Scientists are trying to understand what’s released from the nation’s biggest energy producing regions.
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.
USDA to farmers: plant genetically modified crops!
GMO beets and alfalfa get federal go-ahead
Conservation progress in the Wyoming Range
Forest Service cancels natural gas leases
The latest: Biomass emissions
The EPA will not regulate greenhouse gas emissions from biomass facilities for the next three years.
Ethical metalsmiths
Of pawnshops and gold recycling in hard economic times
Another round against hardrock handouts
Senate bill would repeal mining tax breaks
Sittin' pretty in energy country
North Dakota and Wyoming buck Western budget and unemployment trends
A "New Era" for Indian Country?
Fed-aided energy extraction is nothing new. But renewables could be.
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses
Small poultry farmers grapple with lack of slaughterhouses
There just aren't enough slaughterhouses for small poultry farms in Oregon and other Western states.
The latest: Wyoming Range
The latest: Wyoming Range
PXP will be allowed to develop 136 gas natural gas wells in the Wyoming Range.
Decades of drilling
Decades of drilling
A graphic shows how Western states stack up against Texas and the Eastern U.S. when it comes to oil and gas drilling.