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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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Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle

DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.

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Science instruction continues in face of state action

Science instruction continues in face of state action

CHEYENNE — Science isn’t a clean, neat or quiet process in sixth-grade teacher Mark McIlvain’s classroom.

November 02, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.

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Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.

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Possible complete mammoth skeleton found in Idaho

Possible complete mammoth skeleton found in Idaho

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho — A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might be buried there.

October 27, 2014 5:19 pm Photos

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Panel debates boosting University of Wyoming's science programs

Panel debates boosting University of Wyoming's science programs

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A panel appointed by the governor is debating how to best boost the University of Wyoming's science programs.

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'How We Got to Now'

'How We Got to Now'

Popular science writer and theorist Steven Johnson asks “How We Got to Now” in a new PBS series. The famed scientist and mathematician Galileo, pictured next to Johnson on a bench in Pisa, Italy, helped us get there.

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Businesses, investors pressing for green policy from world leaders

NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

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Study: Quake-drilling correlation near Bairoil

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.

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State: Expect lower scores on revamped PAWS test

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When statewide K-12 reading and writing assessment scores are passed out next week, students and parents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see lower scores, a state education official said Thursday.

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Recent solar flare too early for Rockies auroras

BOISE, Idaho — Meteorologists say a powerful solar flare that struck the Earth arrived too soon before dark to make the Northern Lights visible in the Northern Rockies.

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New University of Wyoming science task force meets

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A group of scientists, educators and industry professionals has begun to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.

September 11, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Researchers track bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.

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5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

SEATTLE — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.

September 02, 2014 4:03 pm Photos

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Wyoming carbon test site could be chosen soon

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.

September 01, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Just a few minutes into Dan Carter’s physics and engineering presentation in Jevon Lulf and Tammy Baldry’s classroom at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch’s Yellowstone Academy, the kids were already hooked.

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Simpson: E. Idaho sheep station will remain open

BOISE, Idaho — A sheep research facility that has operated for about a century on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open, Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said.

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Phillips 66 gives $750K to SD2's science, technology program

Phillips 66 gives $750K to SD2's science, technology program

The Phillips 66 Billings Refinery pledged on Wednesday to donate $750,000 over three years to support enhanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Billings School District 2 elementary and middle schools.

July 09, 2014 10:10 am Photos

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Planting

Planting

Planting a gifted tree is a symbolic way for a young couple to begin their married life.

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