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Native-owned financial institutions battle credit deserts
Native-owned financial institutions battle credit deserts
In rural areas without access to banking, tribal enterprises are helping fill gaps.
Recreation is redefining the value of Western public lands
Recreation is redefining the value of Western public lands
Visits to public lands and consumer spending grow, as agency budgets atrophy.
See the data behind our #NoDAPLdollars investigation
See the data behind our #NoDAPLdollars investigation
Millions of dollars were raised on GoFundMe around the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. What happened to it?
A network of trails that spans the country
A network of trails that spans the country
The National Trails System, by the numbers.
White sharks rebound in California
White sharks rebound in California
The long arc of environmental regulation is rebuilding a damaged ecosystem.
Fires sweep the Southwest
Fires sweep the Southwest
In an unseasonably hot and dry West, an intense fire season takes shape.
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Eight lawmakers whose bills attack public lands
Who are the Westerners behind bills meant to weaken federal protections of land?
In these Western cities, using less water costs more
In these Western cities, using less water costs more
Some homes pay five times as much as others for the same amount of water.
How private prisons became a booming business
How private prisons became a booming business
The numbers and policies behind the immigration-incarceration economy.
Ten years, 3 million pounds of soil and 1,800 sensors
Ten years, 3 million pounds of soil and 1,800 sensors
The numbers behind the world’s largest weathering experiment.
How many Westerners does the Affordable Care Act cover?
How many Westerners does the Affordable Care Act cover?
As Republicans push Obamacare repeal, Montana stands to lose the most.
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
The administration delisted more species, but ultimately weakened the act itself.
Where will the West’s next national monument be?
Where will the West’s next national monument be?
Bears Ears isn’t the only local effort to get Obama to designate protections before he leaves office.
These maps help fill the gaps on the Dakota Access Pipeline
These maps help fill the gaps on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Meet the researcher mapping the threats to water security.
At least 15 counties have left the American Lands Council
At least 15 counties have left the American Lands Council
But that doesn’t mean Western counties have backed down on land transfers.
Defying trends, Wyoming approves a new coal mine
Defying trends, Wyoming approves a new coal mine
Why a small operation is forging forward despite broader industry contraction.
Where the Clean Power Plan will have the most impact
Where the Clean Power Plan will have the most impact
The federal rule would intensify an existing trend toward clean energy.
The shadow following Western political races
The shadow following Western political races
Nevada and Arizona attract the most “dark money” this election.
The West’s widening health care gaps
The West’s widening health care gaps
Changing demographics, including an aging rural population, put more pressure on health care systems.
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Patrick Gonzalez walks the walk when it comes to climate action.
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter?
The agency is trying to hire more racially diverse staff — but can’t seem to make headway.
Land transfer battles rage on, county by county
Land transfer battles rage on, county by county
The American Lands Council supports local control but keeps its list of member counties secret.
By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs
By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs
Coal mines are scaling back and shutting down — and jobs are disappearing.
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