Residents of the small town of Pavillion, Wyoming, found themselves the participants of a fracking experiment. And they suffered for it.
Developers may take their business elsewhere if lawmakers—eager to find revenue alternatives to fossil fuels—keep threatening tax hikes.
Wildfires and drought are hitting the Mountain West especially hard this year. But fires don’t just burn in forests, so researchers are looking at solutions to keep grassland fires in check.
Another record-breaking year of wildfires across the American West means more cities are bracing for impacts to their drinking water supplies. The “consistently clean, clear water” residents have enjoyed is changing.
Record-breaking wildfires are burning through the American West. As firefighters address their immediate effects, nearby residents are grappling with the lasting repercussions.
After the massive 1988 fires were extinguished, plenty of thorny questions remained: What did those fires mean for the park’s near-pristine rivers and lakes? And what is their legacy?
Oil and gas leasing has become “dominant” on America’s multi-use public lands and extractive companies are making out like bandits, warns Marcia Brownlee of Artemis.
Public lands have become the preferred respite for America’s COVID weary. Will Jackson’s pristine places survive the onslaught?
From our partner coverage of water issues in the Western U.S.: Freshwater is a rarity in the desert. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Quitobaquito Springs are an ancient source defying the odds, but the site is in jeopardy.