Burning Man kicks off on Monday. Here's a list of frequently asked questions about this annual celebration of free expression and self reliance.
A 20-year ban on new uranium mining, covering 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, is the likely outcome of a two-year-plus review process, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday.
Obama administration must decide by midsummer whether to extend a freeze on uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon. A recent report cites 10 national 'treasures' at risk.
Western Republican lawmakers and governors object to Obama administration plans to consider whether millions of acres of federal land in the West should be protected as 'wild lands.'
Gold prices hit $1,275.20 per ounce Tuesday. A poor economy and record prices have renewed interest in prospecting in Western states where public lands are rich with deposits and small-scale operators are all but free from government regulation.
A black Amur leopard cub growls during a medical examination at the Serengeti Safari Park in the northern German village of Hodenhagen on Wednesday.
Fire tornado phenomenon in Brazil was the result of strong dry winds and brush fires. The fire tornado burned nearly 8,000 acres of public and private land.
The Tehachapi fire is actually two separate blazes that had burned as many as 40 homes by mid-day Wednesday.
A new eminent domain law in Utah authorizes seizure of some of the federal government's vast land holdings. It's designed to pick a fight with Uncle Sam.
Golden State lawmakers ask which is more important: building the nation's largest solar-energy farm or protecting a fragile ecosystem?