Bark beetles are common across the Western U.S. and play a healthy role in helping thin forests during normal conditions. However, drought is accelerating their ability to kill trees.
Recent Stories by Lucas Woods
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Used to Rely on Fossil Fuels to Make Money. Now, it’s Turning to Solar Power.
After more than 70 years in the oil and gas business, the tribe is increasingly looking to solar power for new revenue.
But the resident-owned model comes with challenges and limitations.
Lucas Brady Woods of partner station KSJD reports on a rural housing crisis similar to those being faced across the Mountain West.
Drought conditions across the West are hitting farmers and ranchers’ financial bottom line and their mental health.
Many Indigenous communities in the Mountain West and across the U.S. are now sharing extra vaccine doses with their non-Indigenous neighbors.