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The quietest and noisiest spots in the West
The quietest and noisiest spots in the West
Some places are 20 decibels or less, similar to levels in pre-Colonial times.
An oil well, by the numbers
An oil well, by the numbers
A deep dive into drilling, operating and producing.
Health impacts of wood smoke
Health impacts of wood smoke
A look at which stoves and furnaces emit the most particles damaging to your health, plus which states burn the most wood.
En-lightning statistics
En-lightning statistics
Why lightning fatalities have drastically decreased
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Groundwater depletion of six Western aquifers over time
Graphs show the depletion of six Western aquifers from 1900 to 2010
Groundwater depletion around the West
Groundwater depletion around the West
An infographic detailing groundwater depletion across the west
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Death and deportation at the US-Mexico border, and lives after crossings.
Map: California's Central Valley
Map: California's Central Valley
A map of California's Central Valley.
Wyoming digs its 10 billionth ton of coal
Wyoming digs its 10 billionth ton of coal
The industry hopes Wyoming's coal bonanza lasts another 100 years. But mining's peaks and valleys have never been entirely in its control.
The Western Grid in maps and graphs
The Western Grid in maps and graphs
A map of the West's electric grid and graphs of weather related disturbances, the balance between regional systems, and the impact of geographic smoothing on renewable energy.
The West’s Big Data colonies
The West’s Big Data colonies
New "company towns" are born in the rural West -- for Facebook, Google and the like.
Lawmakers scramble to fix the funding problem in Oregon's timber counties
Lawmakers scramble to fix the funding problem in Oregon's timber counties
A few of the proposals to stop the bleeding in rural timber-dependent counties.
The New California Desert Protection Act
The New California Desert Protection Act
A map of desert areas proposed for protection, some of which are also slated for energy projects.