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USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

GREAT FALLS — Healthy snowpack and cooler summers over the past four years have slowed melting of remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Robert J. Samuelson: We have no solution to climate change

WASHINGTON — It would be healthy — in the sense of promoting honesty — if every report warning of global warming and climate change (the two terms are interchangeable) came with the following disclaimer:

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Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

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Magma chamber beneath Yellowstone more than 2 times larger than previously believed

Magma chamber beneath Yellowstone more than 2 times larger than previously believed

HELENA — The quantity of hot, molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.

December 16, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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UW hosts national job fair for geoscience students

LARAMIE, Wyo. — About 350 geoscience students from across the nation are expected to attend the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Job Fair hosted by the University of Wyoming next weekend.

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Pioneering grizzly bear researcher retiring

Pioneering grizzly bear researcher retiring

KALISPELL — One could say that Kate Kendall is retiring at the end of this month as something of a scientific trailblazer for her work in modern grizzly bear population studies in Northwest Montana.

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MSU offers online class on the Bakken

Montana State University in Bozeman will offer an online, noncredit class on the Bakken oil development.

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Montana's science teacher of the year makes her home in the field

Montana's science teacher of the year makes her home in the field

Denece Lord looked up at the cliff walls that ring Pictograph Cave State Park southeast of Billings.

October 05, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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UW scientist looks for bacteria in the clouds

LARAMIE — University of Wyoming professor Gary Franc has spent his career studying plant pathology as it relates to crop production, but now his research has taken him away from the ground and into the sky.

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Guest Opinion: Pipeline delay a short-term win for environment

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — President Barack Obama’s decision to delay a decision on the Keystone pipeline is a short-term victory for environmentalists. The long-term prospects are murkier.

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