Upstream mining has left a toxic legacy at the bottom of Coeur d'Alene Lake.
For years, the clients of a Colorado funeral home kept their loved ones' cremated remains. Then the FBI called.
Recovering the endangered rabbits will test society’s willingness to let nature reclaim a landscape.
The Devils Hole pupfish is nothing to mess with.
I just spent two years chasing a myth. Why?
At Washington's Hanford nuclear site, failing infrastructure and make-do plans as the West prepares for a new round of radioactivity.
Without fail, articles about Cisco, Utah will also tell you that it's a ghost town. This irritates Eileen Muza. Cisco is not abandoned, she often points out: "I live here."
I'm a journalist who covers climate change, and I've written thousands of words about the Southwest's hot, dry future. Yet whenever my husband fretted about our future in New Mexico, I found myself punting, offering half-baked reassurances that we'd be fine. And then this year, winter never came.
How one Indigenous family is navigating two very different housing problems.
Before his story made the Anchorage paper, before the first death threat arrived from across the world, before his elders began to worry and his mother cried over the things she read on Facebook, Chris Apassingok, age 16, caught a whale.
How a landmark investigation unraveled a Washington timber-poaching gang.
A steadily warming planet is causing a biological spring to occur as much as 20 days earlier than normal — throwing off natural cycles that have existed for millennia.
Up-close portraits of jumping spiders, beetles, Mormon crickets and other creepy-crawlies essential to the ecosystems of the American West.
John Podesta's "hidden hand" has guided the environmental achievements of presidents for two decades.
The war between the fossil fuel industry and Big Green may boil down to who can tell the best story.
This model could eliminate guesswork and predict fire according to geography.