Natural Resources Defense Council
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.
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.
HELENA — Federal prosecutors have charged a Montana Hutterite colony with possessing two illegally killed grizzly bears.
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.
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.
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.
CASPER — Some conservation groups want more environmental protections before a large drilling project in Wyoming's Red Desert is developed.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
EAST OF BROADUS — When a ranch manager starts talking about holistic grazing, does it mean that staid, stoic Eastern Montana has gone counterculture?
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 …
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…
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.
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.
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.