Energy & Industry

New research on cumulative ecological impact of oil and gas
New research on cumulative ecological impact of oil and gas
Drilling has stripped bare three Yellowstones worth of land in recent years.
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
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An ardent defender of North Dakota's badlands wonders if it's time to leave
An ardent defender of North Dakota's badlands wonders if it's time to leave
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is not immune to effects of the Bakken oil boom.
Natural gas, the miracle fuel!
After a flurry of industry lobbying, Dems and greens get gassy.
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
You gotta dream big when you dream about oil shale
Why not mine oil shale here in the West, but send it off to be processed somewhere else?
A Solar Plant a Tortoise Could Love
Could eSolar's Sierra SunTower help to end the Mojave land wars?
The rural West, on clearance
Agricultural land values plunge in the mountain West.
California sun and spray
State reviews heat stress for farmworkers, and pesticide use.
Revival or dam-nation?
Revival or dam-nation?
The push for alternative power could spawn a rush for small hydropower projects in the Northwest.
Uranium tangle, two years later
Residents of Weld County, Colo., continue to fight a uranium mine proposed in their backyards.
Navajo Nation passes green jobs legislation, 62-1
First tribe to set structure and policy for sustainable economy.
Retooling for the next mission
Retooling for the next mission
Iraq war veterans find a new life in Colorado, this time fighting for the environment with the help of Veterans Green Jobs.
Colorado Guv cozies up to natural gas
Colorado Guv cozies up to natural gas
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, facing a tough re-election campaign, takes a friendlier tack towards the "Drill, Baby, Drill" crowd.
Organic goes down a slippery road
Organic goes down a slippery road
Even as organic food gains in popularity, big corporations and Chinese imports are taking over the market and diluting the very meaning of "organic."
"Organic mecca" organizes against GMO sugar beets
Boulder County, Colorado open space targeted for genetically modified crops.
NW Renewables: Infrastructure needed
Experts say that transmission bottlenecks stifle alt energy boom in northwest.
Even hard-liners want to experiment in Arizona
Even hard-liners want to experiment in Arizona
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Grand Canyon Trust are working with a French timber entrepreneur to restore Arizona's unhealthy forests.
The Hungry Intern: Dinner
The Hungry Intern: Dinner
The starving journalist is no longer starving, and he filled up on all local foods.
The Hungry Intern: Lunch
The Hungry Intern: Lunch
Jeff's zany local food adventure continues with his second meal of the day.
The Hungry Intern: Breakfast
The Hungry Intern: Breakfast
Jeff Chen takes you on a zany adventure as he tries to eat locally, on a starving journalist's budget. Episode 1.
Alternative alternative energy in the West
Assistant Editor Sarah Gilman chats about HCN's summer special issue
The Renewable Energy Landscape
The Renewable Energy Landscape
Maps, charts and text locate the nation's major renewable energy resources and some big projects on Western public land.
Renewables: The Final Frontier
Renewables: The Final Frontier
Vaclav Smil is a historian who exemplifies Vulcan-style logic and skepticism when it comes to easy solutions to energy problems.