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What the West’s trees tell us
What the West’s trees tell us
How can biomass and carbon data help us mitigate the effects of human activity?
A Gold King Mine Timeline
A Gold King Mine Timeline
A tangled history of profit, tragedy and unfulfilled dreams.
Pain pill addiction has helped precipitate a rise in heroin abuse West-wide
Pain pill addiction has helped precipitate a rise in heroin abuse West-wide
Near Sacramento, California, nearly a dozen people died from opioids in recent weeks.
The fungus among us
The fungus among us
Over the past decade, the West has seen an increase in some rare but scary illnesses.
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
A war for a dollar
A war for a dollar
Arizona's biggest utility goes after solar net metering
Conservation fund turns 50
Conservation fund turns 50
With a $17 billion backlog, this NPS agency needs a funding facelift.
Gnawing away at invasives
Gnawing away at invasives
Eating our way out of an invasive species invasion.
Desert tortoise habitat map
Desert tortoise habitat map
A map of desert tortoise range in the Mojave Desert
Fracking fashionistas
Fracking fashionistas
Safety regulations spur new fashions for oil and gas workers
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.
Fish-consumption assumptions
Fish-consumption assumptions
Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.
National Parks visitation statistics, 1904-2012