Navajo leaders are scrambling to find a new owner for the Navajo Generating Station, which pays better than any other job on the Navajo Nation. Hopi Tribe officials have asked the federal government to buy electricity from the plant to…
In this excerpt from the book After Coal, documentary filmmaker Tom Hansell describes how his media work in the coalfields of Central Appalachia led to a different understanding about what might come next for coal communities.
Decades before Appalachian coal production dropped to its current lows, the coalfields of southern Wales were all but shut down by government decree. Tom Hansell's new book, After Coal (a companion to his 2016 documentary film -- trailer…
An analysis shows that a relatively minor investment in retraining coal workers would qualify them to switch to solar-related jobs with potentially better salaries.
The Powder River Basin Resource Council says the state is too tied to the fossil-fuel and mineral industry and needs to diversify to improve the economy and local governments' financial picture.
To fight the opioid epidemic, first we need to identify the enemy. Research on the theory of historical trauma – affecting entire populations and regions – could point us toward more effective treatment.
Some men will try anything to get out of the mines.
The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement deemed the work of Steven Gardner's firm so shoddy that it cut ties with the firm. Now President Trump has nominated Gardner to lead the federal agency that once called his…