If being green keeps your business in the black, then you will want to keep a close eye on your environmental marketing claims. Recently the Federal Trade Commission has filed claims and settled with two plastic lumber manufacturers, whose products are used in decking, fencing and outdoor fu…
South Korea is poised to shut its doors next week to U.S. organic foods, a move that is frustrating Montana farmers in the business.
Businesses will spend close to $300 billion on travel this year. That’s a lot of jet fuel, hotel sheets to wash, and the list goes on. The challenge: How do we travel as economically as possible, meet our goals, and at the same time, reduce our environmental impact. Is that possible? Absolutely.
A biofuel company with Montana ties has sold to a global holding company interested in developing camelina in the state.
When it was first promoted as a biofuel source perfect for the Montana plains, camelina looked to many like a weed. Seven tough years later, its persistence is being tested.
CASPER, Wyo. — A group representing petroleum retailers and wholesalers is suing a school district in western Wyoming and the state transportation department over the district's recent foray into selling compressed natural gas as vehicle fuel, claiming it's competing with private business.
CASPER, Wyo. — Human waste, with a little help from Microsoft, will power a new data facility in Cheyenne by March.
Fourteen Namibian officials, almost 400 bicycles, a Billings-based nonprofit and a local adventure tourism company.
CHEYENNE — Federal agencies aim to have their permit and review decisions for a wind farm development in southern Wyoming complete by October 2014.
Every two years, NorthWestern Energy, the electricity supplier for many Billings-area residents, submits a supply procurement plan to the Montana Public Service Commission. The plan provides a snapshot of the energy resources the utility uses, as well as a 20-year outlook on the utility’s fu…
Sarah Mackenzie’s livestock isn’t exactly raised for food. Unless you like to eat worms, that is.
Yellowstone National Park is known for its geysers, not its garbage.
Montana recycles papers, metals, plastics in many places, including more than a dozen Billings park and business locations. But curbside recycling for residents of Montana’s largest city is available from only one source.
CASPER, Wyo. — Grant money is available to Wyoming agriculture producers and handlers interested in going organic.
BOZEMAN -- All Montana small businesses and nonprofits, including agriculture, manufacturing, education, hospitality and health care, can apply to be recognized for outstanding pollution prevention efforts through the Montana State University Extension Pollution Prevention Ecostar award program.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Jackson Hole company wants to lease land from Cheyenne to build a 300-megawatt, $750 million wind farm.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Plans to build a $40 million plant that would produce towers for wind turbines have been delayed, and industry observers say uncertainty over federal subsidies for renewable energy may be a factor.
Now is the time to change America’s economic and military dependence on foreign oil. This dependence places our troops needlessly in dangerous situations and directly dictates our energy and security policy. The use of homegrown plant-based biofuels, particularly camelina-based fuel, would k…
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $80 million in grants to consortiums led by Washington state's two largest universities to research the conversion of Pacific Northwest wood and forest residues into biofuels.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — American citizens: Wrap your lighting fixtures in razor wire! Guard your pantries! 2012 is coming! And so are the light bulb police — to confiscate your 100-watt incandescent bulbs and ticket you for using old technology! So goes the hysterical strain of what some are cal…