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 — President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined his plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the nation for a future of stronger weather stirred by warming temperatures.
MISSOULA — A team of scientists at the University of Montana is looking for state approval and eventual funding to reopen Montana’s defunct state climate office, saying new technology could help local producers keep tabs on global competition and drive commodity prices.
Jared Oyler, Steve Running, Ashley Ballantyne and Kelsey Jencso, from left, are among the team of scientists at the University of Montana hoping to reopen a state climate office. Vacant for nearly 20 years, a state climate office could help a wide number of people, from farmers and ranchers …
A recent panel discussion on climate change only reinforces the notion that the United States lacks the political will to do much about a growing environmental threat, despite mounting evidence that the planet is warming because of human activity.
With rivers flooding and record snowpack recorded in the mountains, this is a tough year to convince people that human-caused global warming will eventually melt Montana's glaciers and parch the landscape, says noted climate scientist Steve Running.
HELENA — Steve Running, the University of Montana climate change specialist who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, didn’t mince words Tuesday in describing the importance of the decision whether to lease millions of tons of state coal for possible development.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a landmark climate and energy bill, taking a critical first step in addressing the threats that the United States faces from the ever-increasing impacts of global warming that we scientists have repeatedly warned about for decades - but it is…
BUTTE - Montana will have shorter winters, dry and hot summers and larger forest fires as a result of global climate change, a Nobel laureate says.