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Study maps large, salty groundwater plume

Study maps large, salty groundwater plume

The scope of groundwater contamination on the Fort Peck Reservation caused by oil exploration that began in the 1950s has been estimated at 15 to 37 billion gallons spread across 17.9 square miles, according to a recent study.

April 25, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Brine plume study

Brine plume study

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Report suggests ways to preserve Yellowstone's hydrothermal features

Report suggests ways to preserve Yellowstone's hydrothermal features

A newly published scientific report on the geology and hydrology in the area around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park includes suggestions on how to avoid harming the unique hydrothermal features during maintenance of nearby park roads, utilities and historic buildings.

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Cottonwood trees have tough time taking root in Missouri River Breaks

Cottonwood trees have tough time taking root in Missouri River Breaks

The odds are against cottonwood seedlings that sprout along the Missouri River in the badlands of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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USGS report

USGS report

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EPA abandons Pavillion groundwater study; state takes over

EPA abandons Pavillion groundwater study; state takes over

Jeff Locker remembers the frustration, Jon Martin the elation.

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Sage grouse document published

The U.S. Geological Survey has released its extensive report on the greater sage grouse, a document that will provide a consistent set of information about the bird to help guide the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service in their joint efforts to conserve the species.

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Montana FWP will take over federal river gauges

MISSOULA — River lovers relax: A planned shutdown of several federal streamflow gauges in Montana didn’t happen – despite warnings to the contrary.

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Seismic sensors detect tiny rhythmic wave action on Yellowstone Lake

Seismic sensors detect tiny rhythmic wave action on Yellowstone Lake

The installation of powerful seismic sensors in Yellowstone National Park over the past four years to track the area’s sleeping volcano has incidentally provided insight into rhythmic wave events on Yellowstone Lake.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Researchers seek more data on role of whitebark pine in grizzly country

Researchers seek more data on role of whitebark pine in grizzly country

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — In the ongoing deliberations over federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, debate often focuses on a fixed number of total bears living in the region.

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Quick freeze ices, then sculpts Yellowstone River

Quick freeze ices, then sculpts Yellowstone River

On Thursday afternoon, Kayla Nelson drove over the Yellowstone River at South Billings Boulevard.

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Frozen river

Frozen river

Frozen shelves of ice and snow and iceberglike islands dot a stretch of the Yellowstone River just upstream of the bridge at South Billings Boulevard.

December 27, 2012 3:12 pm
Study shows Hebgen Lake captures much of Madison River's mercury

Study shows Hebgen Lake captures much of Madison River's mercury

Hebgen Lake Dam, built in 1914, has served a purpose beyond its initial function of controlling floodwaters, storing water for downstream users and generating electricity. It also has acted as a filter for mercury.

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Grizzly committee wants full picture of Yellowstone bears' diet before delisting

Grizzly committee wants full picture of Yellowstone bears' diet before delisting

MISSOULA — To ensure they’ve got the best look at how well grizzly bears can endure in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, researchers want a full picture of the predators’ diet before another attempt to remove them from endangered species protection.

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EPA extends Pavillion data comment deadline

CASPER, Wyo. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow another three months for public comment on controversial data from well testing near Pavillion, an agency representative announced Wednesday.

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Wyoming Gov. Mead: Wait for analysis of Pavillion data

CASPER, Wyo. — The state may have to examine its hydraulic fracturing rules if testing in the Pavillion area shows the oil and gas production technique contaminated groundwater there, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

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New groundwater test results due from Wyoming fracking zone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Geological Survey plans to release results Wednesday from new groundwater tests in Wyoming where another agency linked hydraulic fracturing to contaminants found in two water wells and residents complained of chemicals polluting their well water.

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Study: Satellite imagery could help predict geothermal or volcanic activity

Study: Satellite imagery could help predict geothermal or volcanic activity

One of the cameras on the Terra satellite launched by NASA in 1999 has captured incredible images from outer space of such disasters as the Haiti earthquake, floods in Pakistan and Japan’s tsunami, but some researchers are hoping the same camera may help predict a disastrous event.

July 14, 2012 10:45 pm Photos

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Magnitude 3.7 quake shakes Seeley Lake, Ovando

HELENA — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.7 earthquake shook the Seeley Lake and Ovando areas Sunday night, but no damage has been reported.

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Bone analysis allows researchers to track cutthroat trout's movements

Bone analysis allows researchers to track cutthroat trout's movements

WHITEFISH -- Like a tree's concentric growth rings, a small bone within a fish's ear reveals a history of its growth. And according to a new study of westslope cutthroat trout in the Flathead River system, the bone also contains a record of its migration pathways -- a kind of geochemical dia…

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