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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:

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Guest opinion: Climate change is scientific reality

As scientists who have lived and worked in Montana, we understand the scientific principles demonstrating that human activity is rapidly changing our climate. That is why we joined over 100 other scientists across Montana in sending a letter to our top elected officials calling on them to su…

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Montana utility regulators drop plan to hire constitutional consultant

HELENA — Montana utility regulators dropped a proposal Tuesday to spend $3,000 to hire a former University of Montana law professor known for his conservative views to point out any constitutional problems with proposed federal regulations to reduce carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.

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Global warming, ice ages aren't a contradiction

Global warming and an ice age often appear as a contradiction that can be due to improper verbiage. Unusual changes in global temperatures create imbalances in global weather. The warmer certain parts of our earth become, the more likely volcanoes will erupt. Also, oceans evaporate at higher…

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Guest opinion: Climate change threatens Montana's wildlife

Guest opinion: Climate change threatens Montana's wildlife

Acting with the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation as our guide, hunters and anglers have been leading conservation advocates in Montana for decades. Our efforts have helped establish unmatched hunting and fishing traditions that form one of the cornerstones to Montana’s way of li…

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Baucus bill calls for federal land managers to cooperate on global warming

Baucus bill calls for federal land managers to cooperate on global warming

MISSOULA — Climate change is a bit like the weather: Everybody talks about it, but few can do anything to change it.

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Climate change real, says scientist who shared in Nobel Prize

Climate change real, says scientist who shared in Nobel Prize

Montanans need to look no farther than their own state to see the effects of global warming, a University of Montana professor said Thursday.

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TransCanada: Pipeline would not affect climate

TransCanada: Pipeline would not affect climate

WASHINGTON — In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project will have no measurable effect on global warming.

February 19, 2013 4:13 pm Photos

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Global warming activists rally in Missoula to raise awareness

Global warming activists rally in Missoula to raise awareness

MISSOULA — Just as 40,000-some people rallied on the National Mall in the Washington, D.C. to demand action against climate change, a multi-generational crowd in Missoula gathered at the Xs on Sunday with the same mission.

February 17, 2013 6:33 pm Photos

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Feds: Warming means more fires, insects in forests

Feds: Warming means more fires, insects in forests

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Big changes are in store for the nation's forests as global warming increases wildfires and insect infestations, and generates more frequent floods and droughts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns in a report released Tuesday.

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Prof debunks flatulence as major cause of global warming

Prof debunks flatulence as major cause of global warming

There’s been quite a stink over farting, belching farm animals ruining the planet, and professor Frank Mitloehner wants to clear the air.

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Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Dr. Frank Mitloehner delivered a speech called "Clearing the Air: Agriculture's Contribution to Climate Change" at the Montana Farm Bureau Annual Convention on Monday, November 12, 2012.

November 12, 2012 4:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming oil field latest reborn with CO2 flooding

CASPER, Wyo. — Two companies will begin pumping carbon dioxide into an oil field near Casper this fall in an attempt to revive production.

July 31, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Winter River

Winter River

Snow covers the rocks on the North Fork of the Shoshone River. Rising temperatures noted in a new study on the Shoshone National Forest could start runoff earlier in the season, resulting in reduced water flows in summer.

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Climate study warns of possible changes to Shoshone Forest

Climate study warns of possible changes to Shoshone Forest

CODY, Wyo. — Summer visitors to the Shoshone National Forest and Yellowstone National Park could benefit from a warming climate, though fires would probably increase, water would run short by season’s end, and some species could vanish from the landscape.

March 15, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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Scientist says more, better conversation needed on climate change

Jason Blackstock was working in nanotechnology research for Hewlett-Packard when he realized that although he loved scientific research, he was more interested in figuring out how science affects the decisions society makes. After getting his doctorate, the Canadian-born physicist went to st…

February 18, 2012 7:15 pmLoading…
Climate change to be key in Shoshone Forest plan

Climate change to be key in Shoshone Forest plan

CODY, Wyo. — Predictions of larger and more frequent fires across the Shoshone National Forest and other possible consequences of a warming climate are expected to play a factor in the agency’s efforts to manage the forest in the coming years.

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Bighorn Basin core samples

Bighorn Basin core samples

Members of the Bighorn Basin Coring Project label a core sample drilled last summer near Basin, Wyo. The samples are now at the Bremen Core Repository in Germany, where scientists hope to unlock the mysteries of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.

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Scientists study runaway warming through Wyoming rocks

Scientists study runaway warming through Wyoming rocks

CODY, Wyo. — As the planet enters a new phase of climate change, scientists in two countries are working with core samples drilled in Wyoming to understand what caused a pattern of runaway warming, sometimes called the “fever period,” 56 million years ago.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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The power plant at Colstrip

The power plant at Colstrip

A new EPA report on global warming by facility released Wednesday shows that PPL Montana's Colstrip plant was the No. 8 producer of greenhouse gas in the U.S., with 17.1 million metric tons of greenhouse gases. This is an aerial view of the plan from May 2003.

January 11, 2012 6:15 pmLoading…

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