Environment And Nature
ALMA, Quebec — I had wondered whether Lac-Saint-Jean, a two-day drive from home in Virginia to the edge of the Quebec wilderness, might prove to be a trip too far as a bicycling destination. A sublime moment on the lake’s Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, put that question to rest.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on the illegal killing of an elk in Albany County.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort lost its No. 1 ranking in Ski Magazine's annual reader survey of West Coast ski resorts but remains among the top 10.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown Cheyenne already has made this year the state’s worst for oil spills since at least 2009, state records show.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Wildlife officials are reporting that a new wolf pack has been discovered in northeast Washington's Ferry County near Profanity Peak.
GREAT FALLS — For 2,000 miles, two young cow bison rode in a horse trailer from near Malta to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer.
LAKE MCDONALD — If it weren’t for this place, Jack Gladstone might have given up on music before he really got started.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Targhee National Forest officials are planning a prescribed burn southwest of Swan Valley in eastern Idaho.
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — Green River city officials say they're waiting to see if they get $3.5 million from the state to help close a landfill and build a trash transfer station.
ON THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER, Conn. — The first swallows appear at sunset, inky flecks in a dusky pink sky. A cloud of birds forms, then another and another. Soon the entire sky is teeming with tree swallows — hundreds of thousands of them — swooping and swirling and shimmying in a dazzlin…
HELENA — A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk show host David Letterman’s young son and nanny nine years ago was released from a Montana prison Thursday, state corrections officials said.
HELENA — The state of Montana has been awarded a $2 million grant to assist with the purchase of a conservation easement on property near Whitefish.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – It’s been nearly a century since one of Montana’s most colorful political figures came to Glacier National Park and established a summer residence on Lake McDonald.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.
^pDES MOINES, Iowa — The world’s largest refinery that turns corn plant waste into ethanol began production recently in Iowa, and many national and international dignitaries have touted the technology as a major step in the shift from the fossil fuel age to a biofuels revolution.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Searchers had found backpacks but no other sign Wednesday of a young Sheridan couple missing almost a week in the highest reaches of the Bighorn Mountains.
MOOSE, Wyo. — Campgrounds and other facilities in Grand Teton National Park will be closing for the winter over the next two months.