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.
What's old is new again
Gold price surge raises economic versus environment question
Sunshine and transmission lines
"Green" doesn't keep controversy away
Hardrock Mining Showdown
Hardrock Mining Showdown
In southern Arizona, the Forest Service is debating whether to defy the 1872 Mining Law and stop a controversial copper mine.
Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
A 138-year-old law blocks serious hardrock mining reform, despite the untiring work of activists.
Another Tesoro Flare-Up
One more black mark for a black hat oil company.
A just transition to a clean energy future off coal can happen
The real question is how fast and how just?
Of grizzlies and tortoises
How utility scale solar threatens the ecology of the Mojave Desert.
Mining in the modern West
Are the benefits worth the costs?
First nations continue tar sands pushback
Tribes gain support as tar sands momentum slows
Dredging Western rivers for gold
Is it “recreation” or “mining”….or both?
Shale games
BLM advances oil shale research in Colorado and Utah
Fortification or sacrifice?
The hidden cost of relying on natural gas as a bridge fuel
Utahns tar the tar sands
Western enviros challenge proposed tar sands mine in Utah.
A tiny energy revolution
Energy innovators plant roots in communities
Grazing takes the heat
Federal courts favor conservationists in two cases
Radioactive Justice
What's safe, and how do we know?
Full frackin' disclosure
A new Wyoming rule mandates drillers publicize fracking chemicals ... But it may not be enough
More surprises flow from Ruby Pipeline
A followup to our recent story
Conservation calculus
Conservation calculus
Energy companies in Wyoming's Jonah Field are funding habitat preservation, but no one seems to know how the wildlife's doing.
Remembering Labor on Labor Day
Why mining jobs pay pretty well these days