Energy & Industry

Silverton’s Gold King reckoning
Silverton’s Gold King reckoning
How the Animas River disaster forced Silverton to face its pollution problem — and its destiny.
Latest: Peer-reviewed study undermines fracking’s claims of safety
Latest: Peer-reviewed study undermines fracking’s claims of safety
Researchers in Pavillion, Wyoming, traced the chemical footprint of the drilling.
A millennial mayor and his timber town
A millennial mayor and his timber town
This young local is trying to transform Aberdeen, Washington, into a city for his generation.
BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures
BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures
The Bureau of Land Management is working with landscape architects and camouflage experts to better disguise renewable energy infrastructure on public lands.
Coal consolidation
Proposed merger of two mining-related federal agencies draws complaints
Boulder's energy future on the ballot
Colorado's progressive hub wants to create its own electric utility
Solar energy on public lands: The 80,000 have spoken
The Bureau of Land Management updates its solar energy study -- and enviros seem kind of happy
Friday news roundup: Uranium -- To mine or not to mine?
The feds ban mining around the Grand Canyon as a Wyoming project heats up
How can "woofers" stay on the farm?
How can "woofers" stay on the farm?
Young people are eager to serve as unpaid interns on organic farms, but translating their dreams into a real, self-supporting lifestyle is proving harder.
Drilling in state parks is more pavement on the road to hell
Energy development in Colorado's St. Vrain state park is a bad idea
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river
The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.
Redwoods or red wine?
California wineries hope to log 2,000 acres of redwoods to grow more grapes. Bottle of pinot to go with that clearcut?
Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth
Survival and opportunism in Butte: A review of The Richest Hill on Earth
Richard S. Wheeler's historical novel dramatizes the rivalry between the "Copper Kings" in 19th century Butte, Mont.
Pity the Green Pioneer
Can renewable technology thrive without a national energy policy?
Cadmium's presence in inexpensive jewelry can be dangerous
Metal additive deserves some scrutiny
Save the land by saving the rancher
Save the land by saving the rancher
The best way to preserve the West's public lands is by preserving the West's ranchers.
Speculating on solar
BLM rejects a Goldman Sachs subsidiary in Nevada
Methyl iodide's toxic saga continues
New documents show pesticide review process flawed
Wilderness for ANWR?
Greater protection considered for Arctic coastal plain
In megaloads battle, has David slain Goliath again?
ExxonMobil is backpedaling on use of Highway 12 for giant loads
Livid over livestock
A rule proposal is the newest U.S. attempt to have a national livestock traceability system
Air quality and all that gas
EPA proposes new rules for fracking
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Biochar makeover for abandoned mines?
Researchers are trying to restore the damaged, acidic soil around abandoned hardrock mines with the help of biochar, a special form of charcoal.