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Conservation group to sue over water quality rule

A conservation group has filed notice that it plans to sue federal regulators for failing to make a decision on proposed water quality rules in Montana.

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Montana DEQ wants more from Bozeman on landfill

BOZEMAN — State environmental regulators want the city of Bozeman to drill more monitoring wells and provide more information on the city's plan for cleaning up contamination seeping out of an old landfill.

December 15, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…

Feds to boost mine blasting emissions rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting.

December 15, 2014 3:40 pmLoading…
Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

CASPER, Wyo. — A helicopter will circle southwest Wyoming Thursday with a crew shooting nets onto unsuspecting mule deer. The crew will bring the deer back to a base camp where researchers will test the animals for body condition and pregnancy. Each deer released will bound away wearing a ra…

December 14, 2014 12:10 pm Photos

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18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

18 grizzlies die in human encounters in Montana

MISSOULA — Northern Continental Divide grizzly bears made it through 2014 without one dying at the hands of a game warden.

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2 pay fines, restitution on deer poaching charges

MISSOULA — A Hamilton woman and her cousin from California recently split a bill of more than $10,000 for illegally killing a trophy buck deer off Little Sleeping Child Road.

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Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.

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Wildlife scientists tapped for federal task force

CASPER, Wyo. — Two Wyoming Game and Fish Department scientists have been named to a federal task force for wildlife forensics.

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BLM's wild horse advisory board seeks 3 members

RIVERTON, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is holding a second call for nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

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Climate change could create more stable grassland in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The effects of climate change could lead to more stable grasslands in Wyoming, according to a recent study conducted northwest of Cheyenne.

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Wyoming DEQ plans Pinedale open house on plant to curb ozone pollution

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will look to clear the air Dec. 9, when the state regulatory agency will hold a public meeting in Pinedale to discuss a proposal to limit ozone pollution.

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Scoping out growth in wastewater market

Scoping out growth in wastewater market

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — At least once every five years, metropolitan Milwaukee’s water authorities snake high-definition video cameras through every inch of the entire 300-plus mile network of dank and dirty underground sewers.

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Helena looks to Forest Service land swap for water

Helena looks to Forest Service land swap for water

HELENA — City officials in Helena are asking the U.S. Forest Service to consider trading land in mountain drainages which supply drinking water to the city.

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Game and Fish: 4 ticketed for poaching mule deer

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has ticketed four people from Wisconsin for allegedly poaching a mule deer buck near Wright.

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Wyoming Game and Fish seeks info on mule deer poaching

Wyoming Game and Fish seeks info on mule deer poaching

BUFFALO, Wyo. — State game wardens say they're seeking information from the public about a mule deer buck that was illegally killed in eastern Johnson County.

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5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

5 free things in and around Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. — The history of Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, stretches back to 1638, when a Swedish ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, landed with two dozen settlers. Today the area offers not only history but also contemporary art and nature walks along the riverfront. Many of these attract…

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Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.

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Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

November 21, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday authorized Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant bighorn sheep from the Missouri River Breaks to the Highlands area near Butte and the Beartooth Game Range north of Helena. The vote came despite continued assertions from the agenc…

November 20, 2014 12:27 pmLoading…

Wyoming poaching tips can now be sent by text, phone app

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials have launched a text message and phone application system to help Wyomingites report poaching.

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