Energy & Industry

Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
Gunnison sage grouse gets divisive 'threatened' listing
The decision upsets enviros and industry alike.
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
North Dakota and Texas fields could be at a fraction of current productivity by 2040, says a new report.
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
U.S. population has grown by 105 million people since 1970, yet we somehow shrank our water footprint.
New Ag-Jobs bill hits Congress
Help for growers and workers in the fields?
Borne on the wind
But this eco-friendly car won't be quite so swift.
New grazing technology might save streams
Cattle drink with less impact.
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Why a sheep rancher never needs to go to Las Vegas
Raising sheep in rural Wyoming requires gambling on a scale you could never duplicate in even the gaudiest casino.
Jim Harvey vs. Big Solar
A Harley-riding desert activist talks about saving the Mojave ecosystem
High Noon
High Noon
Environmentalists are arguing passionately over large-scale solar development on California's Mojave Desert.
Busted in Rio Blanco
Busted in Rio Blanco
Rio Blanco County, Colo., which was just recently buzzing with oil and gas development, now faces an unexpected slowdown as the national economy tanks.
Chill, baby, chill
Chill, baby, chill
The largest drilling boom in Western history is ending as new technologies make it easier to get shale gas from other parts of the country.
Camelina, Montana's wonder crop?
It could provide jet fuel, cattle feed, and antioxidants -- and it doesn't need much water.
Coming to blows
Coming to blows
Tribal infighting is delaying a wind farm planned for Gray Mountain on the Navajo Reservation.