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Robert J. Samuelson: How much will U.S.-China deal help ease climate change?

WASHINGTON — The United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly “historic,” as its supporters say. Whether it much alters the world’s climate is a more open question.

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Feds: Investigation in Wyoming trapper will remain private

Feds: Investigation in Wyoming trapper will remain private

Results from an ongoing investigation into a Wyoming wildlife trapper accused of mistreating animals will not be made public upon the investigation's completion, a spokeswoman for the investigating agency said.

December 22, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
Hutterite colony charged over dead grizzly bears

Hutterite colony charged over dead grizzly bears

HELENA — Federal prosecutors have charged a Montana Hutterite colony with possessing two illegally killed grizzly bears.

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Study questions Yellowstone grizzly rebound

Study questions Yellowstone grizzly rebound

Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections, according to a new study.

June 24, 2013 2:25 pmLoading…
Wildlife officials extend comment period for grizzly plan

Wildlife officials extend comment period for grizzly plan

Federal wildlife officials are extending the comment period on proposed changes to a recovery plan for threatened grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

May 22, 2013 5:42 am Photos



Environmentalists file federal suit over logging on Montana state forests

MISSOULA — A 50-year permit for logging and development on Montana state forests faces a federal lawsuit from environmentalists who say the state won’t do enough to protect threatened grizzly bears or bull trout.

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Groups want more Red Desert drilling protections

CASPER — Some conservation groups want more environmental protections before a large drilling project in Wyoming's Red Desert is developed.

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Groups worry about Wyoming natural gas project air emissions

Several conservation groups are asking the nation's land management agency to strengthen environmental protections before approving what would be Wyoming's largest natural gas drilling project.

March 05, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Montana environmental groups sue to protect whitebark pine trees

Montana environmental groups sue to protect whitebark pine trees

MISSOULA — A pair of Montana environmental groups have accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of stalling efforts to give federal protection to whitebark pine trees, which are disappearing from the northern Rocky Mountains.

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Study: Weather records show climate change

The list of cities that experienced their warmest year on record in 2012 finds Billings in good company -- New York City, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Houston, New Orleans and Dallas.

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Group tells EPA: Don't suspend frack report comments

CHEYENNE — A group representing residents of a community where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has speculated that hydraulic fracturing may have contaminated their groundwater criticized Wyoming state officials for the first time, saying they're siding with the petroleum industry at…

January 17, 2012 3:17 pmLoading…

BLM receives 40,000 comments on Bighorn Basin land plan

CODY, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management has received more than 40,000 comments — most of them form letters generated by advocacy groups — on its plan for managing public lands across the Bighorn Basin for the next two decades.

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Group touts more intensive grazing as way to increase profitability of ranches

Group touts more intensive grazing as way to increase profitability of ranches

EAST OF BROADUS — When a ranch manager starts talking about holistic grazing, does it mean that staid, stoic Eastern Montana has gone counterculture?

August 08, 2011 12:15 am Photos


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Wolf delisting excludes Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming is excluded from an attachment in the federal budget bill that takes wolves off the endangered-species list across most of the northern Rockies, but state officials expressed hope Tuesday that the expected congressional action would pave the way for eventual delisting …

April 12, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: PSC flirts with dangerous precedent in revisiting final order

NorthWestern Energy, Montana Consumer Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council are appealing the Public Service Commission's final decision in NorthWestern Energy's last rate case. Appeals of PSC decisions are not unusual, but the change in the PSC following the last election has ad…

February 15, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Report: Warmer climate puts water supplies at risk

A new report says more than 1,000 counties across the United States are at risk for potential water shortages by midcentury as warmer temperatures deplete supplies and demand for water rises.

July 21, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

NRDC comments on oilfield equipment move clog DOT e-mail

HELENA — State transportation officials don't plan to extend the public comment period on an environmental assessment of a proposal to move large pieces of oilfield equipment through northwestern Montana, despite an e-mail logjam earlier this week.

May 14, 2010 12:15 pmLoading…

Warming viewed as threat to fish

JACKSON, - Fishing in Wyoming could decline sharply over the rest of the current century because of increasingly warm water, a report by conservation groups warns.

July 24, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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