Energy & Industry

Frackin’ on heaven’s door
Frackin’ on heaven’s door
How many people over the centuries have loved the Pawnee Buttes, only to see them ravaged?
Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes
Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes
Opposition swells against leases that could impede wildlife migration corridors.
Montana’s only congressman sells public lands short
Montana’s only congressman sells public lands short
Recreation-based businesses like canoe guiding rely on continued protection for national monuments.
A royal(ty) mess
Are mining companies paying their fair share for the coal and minerals extracted from public land?
2012 in numbers
The author tries to save the world from doom by listing important energy and climate figures
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
Canadian governments back proposals for more than a dozen new mines along salmon-rich rivers that flow to the Alaska coast.
At home with the oil rigs
At home with the oil rigs
A California resident learns to love the tiny lights twinkling far out to sea.
A sampling of northwestern British Columbian mine sites and endangered rivers
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A map showing where wildlife are in the reserve.
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A controversial proposal for the nation’s biggest chunk of public land aims to allow energy development -- and protect wildlife.
Boom, bust, yawn
How do you cover oil and gas development in an exciting way?
Protecting the Piceance
Hunting group has plans for new type of conservation
Producing more power means using more water
Producing more power means using more water
Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
Examining the argument that this place is more special than the rest.
End of an era?
American paternalism is on the outs in Indian Country
A rancher must sell out after losing a court case against a gas company
A rancher must sell out after losing a court case against a gas company
A lawsuit over a pipeline leaves Dow Rippy broke.
Cementing demand for coal
In Southwestern Colorado a coal mine owned by a Mexican cement company thrives
Resistant weeds through history
Resistant weeds through history
A timeline of genetic modification from the 1950s onward.
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
The next generation of engineered seeds will escalate herbicide spraying, with potentially large environmental consequences.
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Protecting the forests, and maybe the deserts, too
Environmentalists are trying to buy out oil and gas leases in national forests, including the Wyoming Range and Thompson Creek Divide, while the drillers often have their way in the desert and sagebrush.
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels
A new form of geothermal energy has the potential to revolutionize U.S. power production, if costs come down.
For sale: The North Fork Valley
Controversial Colorado oil and gas leases back on the table
Much ado about mutton
Low prices cripple the sheep industry
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