Energy & Industry

Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Latest: EPA puts brakes on Pebble Mine proposal
Agency says risks to fisheries and natural resources justify gathering more data.
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling
Officials from both parties ask Secretary Ryan Zinke to reconsider.
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Latest: Washington state denies oil-by-rail terminal
Citing risks, Gov. Inslee rejects plans for the nation’s largest oil terminal.
What do a biker bar and nuclear waste have in common?
What do a biker bar and nuclear waste have in common?
Gritty, ongoing reportage delivers an important message: The fundamental problem with nuclear energy — its incredibly dangerous waste products — remains unsolved.
Community responds to a film on its own ill-fated uranium mill
Community responds to a film on its own ill-fated uranium mill
KVNF Radio was on hand for a screening of "Uranium Drive-In."
Is basic solar technology the key to an energy revolution?
Is basic solar technology the key to an energy revolution?
Plain old photovoltaic panels and innovations in energy storage and distributed generation could remake our electricity system.
Oakland transforms waste to renewable energy
Oakland transforms waste to renewable energy
A wastewater treatment plant breaks new ground.
Battling plasticulture
Battling plasticulture
An Oregon company turns plastic waste into fuel.
Social media startup cuts food waste
Social media startup cuts food waste
An online exchange puts previously unwanted produce to use.
Homegrown success
Homegrown success
HCN student essay contest runner-up.
The sounds of silence, Eastern style
The sounds of silence, Eastern style
After many years in timber, remembering fights over public land use.
Coalbed methane bust leaves thousands of orphaned gas wells in Wyoming
Coalbed methane bust leaves thousands of orphaned gas wells in Wyoming
And the state is starting to come to terms with an orphaned gas well problem.
Uranium belt towns face bleak economics
Uranium belt towns face bleak economics
A new documentary gets a good reception from both sides of the issue.