The Supreme Court Upheld Treaty Rights for the Crow Nation
Amid continued standoffs between tribes and states over treaties signed before statehood was achieved, the ruling is a victory for Native rights.
Traveling the Green River to Understand the Future of Water in the West
Fights over the Colorado River's most significant tributary are longstanding, intractable, and only getting worse.
Why Does the Bubonic Plague Still Exist Today? The Answer Could Be in the Soil.
Last month, a third cat in Wyoming was diagnosed with the plague, two years after a massive outbreak in Madagascar. Are amoebas or rodents to blame?
Cats With Plague, Coffee in Trouble: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
Global warming could affect your coffee buzz, Antarctic ice is fast disappearing, and cats in Wyoming are catching the bubonic plague.
Twenty Years After Matthew Shepard's Death, What's Changed?
Shepard's murderer unsuccessfully claimed gay panic, a defense that's still legal in 47 states.
The Lede, Issue #25: The Best Hope for the Democratic Party, Heart Mountain, the End of Locker-Room Talk as We Know It, and More
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The Connection Between Coal and Politics in Wyoming
In Wyoming, where Philip Anschutz is currently building the largest wind farm in the world, coal, which is cheap and plentiful, is the answer to just about everything.
How a Conservative Billionaire Is Moving Heaven and Earth to Become the Biggest Alternative Energy Giant in the Country
Philip Anschutz wants to turn his 500-square-mile cattle ranch into the world’s largest wind farm. The project would generate four times more electricity than the Hoover Dam, enough to power all of the households in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It would also make Anschutz the nation’s most unlikely environmental hero—if he can ever get the thing built.
Wyoming Has Effectively Made Citizen Science a Crime
A sweeping new law could make data like photographs and soil samples inadmissible in court.
The Fight to Decriminalize Truancy in Texas Schools
Should kids be led out of class in handcuffs for being late to school?
The Boom-Bust Girls: Sisterhood in Casper Turns 60
The Geowives, a social club for women whose husbands work in the energy industry, is having difficulty attracting new members, but the existing group remains committed to its Tuesday afternoon lunches.