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Races to watch throughout the West
Races to watch throughout the West
The midterm elections promise to be a referendum on Joe Biden — and Donald Trump.
Can ravaged economies be healed with a restoration industry?
Can ravaged economies be healed with a restoration industry?
Cleaning up the West could prove to be as lucrative as the extractive industries that wrecked it.
The West’s forever fire season
The West’s forever fire season
How climate change makes wildfire more likely to happen all year round.
The hydrogen blues (and greens and grays)
The hydrogen blues (and greens and grays)
Is this wonder fuel truly green — or just another fossil fuel in disguise?
Wildlife in the West: The good, the bad, the in-between
Wildlife in the West: The good, the bad, the in-between
Conservation and wildlife corridors can help, but is it enough?
See the Western conservation projects getting Infrastructure Act money this year
See the Western conservation projects getting Infrastructure Act money this year
Approximately $68 million will be delivered to more than 100 projects across the country — many of which are based in the West.
Russia’s war reverberates in the West
Russia’s war reverberates in the West
Putin’s military moves — and the globe’s response to them — have unexpected consequences for the region.
The digital world’s real-world impact on the environment
The digital world’s real-world impact on the environment
From data center warehouses to cryptocurrency, technology is another energy hog.
Electric vehicles drive up demand for ‘green metals’
Electric vehicles drive up demand for ‘green metals’
The need for energy-transition metals breathes life into new mines in the West.
2021’s climate was one of contrasts, contradictions and extremes
Income inequality proliferates across the West
Income inequality proliferates across the West
How history, tax policies and gentrification play into wealth inequity.
Why reducing methane emissions matters
Why reducing methane emissions matters
What you can’t see can hurt.
7 statistics that illuminate the housing crisis
7 statistics that illuminate the housing crisis
Headwaters Economics shines a light on record-breaking costs in the West.
Fuel for the electrical fire
Fuel for the electrical fire
Utility equipment sparks blazes, but climate change stokes them.
The incredible shrinking Colorado River
The incredible shrinking Colorado River
Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply.
Climate change wreaks havoc on the electricity grid
Climate change wreaks havoc on the electricity grid
Heat and drought combined are especially harmful to the power system.
Crowds swarm the public lands
Crowds swarm the public lands
Land managers and gateway communities struggle to keep up.
Cannabis has a carbon problem
Cannabis has a carbon problem
The burgeoning marijuana industry gobbles up electricity.
How the West has changed since the last census
How the West has changed since the last census
Population growth has slowed overall, but the West continues at a fast pace, adding three congressional seats.
Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Americans go on a gun-buying frenzy
Gun-related violence soars along with sales.
Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup
Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup
As the state tries to reform its relationship to drilling, an expensive task awaits.
Border barrier boondoggle
Border barrier boondoggle
Trump’s promised inexpensive, impregnable wall was anything but.
This year’s deadly avalanche season
This year’s deadly avalanche season
Low snowfall has led to catastrophic conditions around the West.
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