Environment

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native...

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out on Friday reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money...

Yellowstone’s cool thermal areas

Yes, some of Yellowstone’s thermal areas are cool—as in, no longer hot.  Cooling is part of the “life cycle” of a thermal area.  And, just...

The mystery of the Ringing Rocks

PIPESTONE – Thanksgiving and Butte were in the rearview mirror. There was no snow on the last Sunday of last November, but it was beginning...

Biden administration mum on gray wolves endangered species listing

A controversial decision in the last months of the Trump administration to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list led to a massive...

Glacier will do ticketed entry

Motor travelers on Going-to-the-Sun Road across Glacier National Park will need to reserve a ticket this summer. The park is using the $2 tickets to...

Biden pairs climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure, jobs

The sprawling $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs proposal President Joe Biden laid out Wednesday in Pennsylvania includes significant spending to address climate change, providing...

This land is your land, this land is mine: Bill aims...

The title of Rep. Dan Bartel’s bill, House Bill 677, seems broad enough: “An act prohibiting certain nonprofit corporations from purchasing agricultural lands.” That was...

Yellowstone monitors volcanoes in southwest U.S.

There is no shortage of spectacular volcanic footage available these days. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a fissure eruption of Geldingadalur volcano in Iceland grow into spatter cones surrounded by a lava flow...

Biden targets oil and gas royalties in review of lease rates

Interior Department officials indicated Thursday the Biden administration would change some federal oil and gas policies in an effort to roll back the aggressive...

Gianforte completes state-mandated course, calls wolf trapping violation ‘slight misstep’

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte this week successfully completed the state-mandated course that he had to take after receiving a warning from the state Fish,...

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