Energy & Industry

Latest: Feds warn states against letting mining companies self-bond
Latest: Feds warn states against letting mining companies self-bond
Three major coal companies have filed for bankruptcy this year.
Latest: NASA determines methane hotspot is from natural gas production
Range podcast: The cult of Tesla
Range podcast: The cult of Tesla
What is it about Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people?
Time is running out for the Grand Canyon
Uranium mining moratorium ends soon
Rare earth deposits in the West
Jobs vs. the environment?
A solar panel factory in Phoenix seems like (mostly) good news.
On Navajo Nation, Power Authority slips away
Layoffs at the DPA, and pleas for federal incentives
LEDs ought to be leading the way
LEDs ought to be leading the way
Forward-thinking towns and cities are lighting their streets with LEDs -- light-emitting diodes -- that save both energy and money.
Using Japan to discuss energy at home
A Phoenix resident muses on nuclear and renewables
Agriculture by the numbers
USDA’s Census of Agriculture provides key data and insights
Organic farmers prepare to ward off genetic trespassers
Growers gear up to prevent pollen drift from modified seeds
BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
Mule deer on Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline are struggling, and the BLM's adaptive management plan has done nothing to help.
Strawberry scrutiny
EPA takes comments on much-vexed pesticide
Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables
Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables
Rural Lake County, Ore., has gone from a timber economy to one based on producing - and exporting - renewable energy.
Megaload Magnetism
First round of big rigs lumber across Montana
Coal still king
Salazar travels to Wyoming to "cheerlead" coal development
The end of the Mojave coal-fired power plant
Coal's toxic legacy falls with deafening thud
Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
A tar sands development proposed for Utah is insane on every level: economically, environmentally and just practically.
The Big Four Meatpackers
The Big Four Meatpackers
Statistics on how much control the "Big Four" have in the U.S. beef marketplace and worldwide.
Beef cattle operations, 1980-2010
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.
Lakeview renewable projects proposed and in progress
Ruthless economics
Ruthless economics
By insisting on buying goods, especially food, as cheaply as possible, we ignore the hidden and occasionally horrendous costs.