Items by Bryce Gray

Meet the West’s oldest climate correspondent
Meet the West’s oldest climate correspondent
Anna Mae Wright has spent seven decades recording the weather.
Inside a seed museum meant to track plant response to climate change
Inside a seed museum meant to track plant response to climate change
Researchers have collected seeds from across the country in a quiet Colorado storage facility.
Wyoming considers raising an already unique wind tax
Wyoming considers raising an already unique wind tax
Legislators say wind needs to pay its fair share, but critics fear a higher tax could drive energy—and revenue—away.
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
A photographer’s nostalgic look back at time spent with Nuevomexicanos.
Science education program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at their source
Science education program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at their source
In Colorado’s oil- and gas-producing counties, science teachers broach a thorny subject in their own backyard.
Glacier National Park reshuffles native trout
Glacier National Park reshuffles native trout
The move will protect species at risk from climate change and invasive fish in new habitats.
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
A Montana wind energy project plans to make use of existing infrastructure built for coal.
Will states find other revenue streams to weather the fossil fuel bust?
Will states find other revenue streams to weather the fossil fuel bust?
Powerhouses like Wyoming and Alaska are shrinking budgets, not looking for new sources of income.
How much do Western state budgets rely on extractive industries?
How much do Western state budgets rely on extractive industries?
Resource-reliant states feel pinch as fossil-fuel revenue dwindles.
Latest: Arch Coal ends its pursuit of Otter Creek coal
Latest: Arch Coal ends its pursuit of Otter Creek coal
The coal company has declared bankruptcy and is backing away from a project that sparked environmental concerns.
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A new exhibit in Denver, Colorado, looks at happiness in the rural West, focusing on Bliss, Idaho.
Oregon’s energy plan offers a glimmer of hope for biomass energy
Oregon’s energy plan offers a glimmer of hope for biomass energy
Advocates hope the timber-rich state’s decision to ditch coal could help revive the struggling industry.
Western states struggle to reform recreational streambed mining
Western states struggle to reform recreational streambed mining
Recent bills to change suction dredging regulations faltered in Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Experts say emissions targets are attainable, but uncertainty over how to get there remains.
As oil prices drop, equipment theft climbs
As oil prices drop, equipment theft climbs
Some experts point to laid-off workers, who know how much the items are worth.
Should this national monument become a national park?
Should this national monument become a national park?
An Idaho town hopes changing Craters of the Moon to park status will boost its economy.
No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution
No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution
Legal scholars debunk arguments about how founding documents support local control of all lands.
Shifts toward clean energy threaten Montana coal town
Shifts toward clean energy threaten Montana coal town
Washington and Oregon utilities consider pulling out of Colstrip’s power station.
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