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.
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.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Targhee National Forest officials are planning a prescribed burn southwest of Swan Valley in eastern Idaho.
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.
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.
As former Montana smokejumpers we are increasingly alarmed by the severity, size, and expense of wildfires. The weather this year in Montana might give false hope to those who think weather and climate are the same. But climate is about trends and scientists say that those trends are proving…
MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service plans to move its Region One headquarters out of a building in downtown Missoula in favor of a location at Fort Missoula on the outskirts of town.
CASPER, Wyo. — The location of a proposed facility to test new technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from a working power plant could be selected by state officials within the next few months, a utility official said.
The effort to address climate change has gone underground, in a matter of speaking.
On a research plot near the Rochester, Minn., airport, Jared Goplen has watched weeds for the past three summers. His specialty is giant ragweed, one of more than a dozen species of “superweeds” that resist the most widely used herbicides. Superweeds can take over cropland, reduce yields and…
DECKER — The 300-foot dragline juts into southern Montana skyline like an industrial tower, a titan among giant equipment at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine.
Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.
Water is the lifeblood of Montana.