Energy & Industry
So-called "grass-roots" opposition to wind may be centrally organized by powerful conservative think tanks and funded by oil and gas
Eastern Colorado’s Pawnee Buttes have witnessed so many historical changes that they’re likely to survive the current energy-development boom.
North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes have long wanted a stake in the state's occasional oil booms, but the size, scope and speed of the Bakken development caught them completely unprepared.
As his retirement looms, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., pushes a "clean energy" bill, one that broadens the energy mix beyond traditional "renewable" sources.
In North Dakota, the Three Affiliated Tribes are trying to cope with both the benefits and the unexpected problems brought by the Bakken oil rush.
Industrial-style, large-scale solar developments on Western public lands are simply not the right way to go.
The Food and Drug Administration is forced to confront risks of antibiotic overuse in confined animal feeding operations
Roundup-resistant weeds are on the increase across the U.S. The situation is bad; the solution to fix it looks worse
The biofuels "corn bubble" and other financial incentives encourage farmers to plow up native grassland in the sensitive Northern Plains prairie potholes ecosystem; government policies don't help.
Farmers in Nebraska are feeling the pressure from groups that demand better treatment for animals on factory farms.
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