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Gianforte signs HB701, beginning new chapter for marijuana legalization in Montana

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte on Tuesday signed House Bill 701, landmark legislation that implements and regulates the recreational marijuana program that voters approved in...

Delisting, protecting cattle and managing conflict: How grizzlies fared the 2021...

Bolstered by a political shift in the governor’s office, Republican lawmakers zeroed on legislation this past session aiming to strip grizzly bears of their...

Don’t eat the Yellowstone snow: Elite resort wants to turn sewage...

An exclusive Montana resort wants to turn sewage into snow so that its rich and famous members can ski its slopes in a winter...

Rosebud mine owner, union ask for veto on Colstrip fuel source...

The mining company that supplies the Colstrip power plant with coal is requesting that Gov. Greg Gianforte veto legislation that would exempt the plant...

How high? A do-it-yourself guide to measuring Yellowstone’s geyser eruptions

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory scientists investigate many aspects of the Yellowstone volcanic system, including the incredible geysers that are a highlight of any visit to...

Biden restores provisions of Migratory Bird Treaty

The Interior Department plans to officially revoke a Trump-era rule that loosened enforcement of a longstanding law to protect migratory birds, the department said...

Biden unveils ’30 by ’30’ plan and suggests collaboration with private...

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30 percent...

Republicans slam Biden conservation plan as a ‘land grab’

Republicans on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday previewed their objections to the Biden administration’s still-unreleased plan to conserve 30% of U.S....

Buffalo transplants, voting rights among the losses this session recalled by...

Native American Caucus members of the Montana Legislature said they had their work cut out for them going up against a Republican majority this...

Energy grid to be subject of legislative study

New washers and dryers can sense sense when it's a time of low demand on the energy grid — and fire up. "The future is...

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