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By Mountain West News • Issue #255 • View online

The West's outsized ozone problem
Western boom cities see spike in harmful ozone
Traveling pollution theory tested as Utah blames Asia’s bad air
Outdoor workers can pay a heavy price for Utah’s bad air
Asthma is hitting some parts of Salt Lake County harder. Here’s why.
Colorado dangles free transit on bad pollution days. But will there be anyone to ride? Or drive?
Burning issues
What it’s like to fight a megafire
How humans start most of Colorado's wildfires—and get away with it
More year-round firefighters part of climate-related infrastructure funding
Colorado researchers say N95 masks can also protect against wildfire smoke. The other kinds? Not so much
Headlines across Indian Country
‘If the fish die, the people die’: Water wars in America’s West
Study: Indigenous people fished sustainably for 1,000 years before settlers arrived
The monthly jobs report ignores Native Americans. How are they faring economically?
Advocates say new Montana congressional map dilutes the Native vote
Tribes, groups sue to force Montana to enforce mining law
Uncovering Native history in Badlands National Park
Heeding tribal leaders, states ban Native mascots
Eye on outdoor rec
The government says COVID cost the outdoor recreation industry $156 billion in 2020. But did it really?
Report: Outdoor recreation added $2.2 billion to Montana economy in 2020
In an effort to tame tourism, stakeholders seek to define ‘destination stewardship’
Wreckreation vs. wildlife
Critter ticker
Tearing the web: Invasive trout disrupt lake system
Tracking Griz 399 now ‘a lot easier’
Ben Goldfarb
Here's a rather stunning visualization shared during today's @Y2Y_Initiative conference on #roadecology, via Tom Martin of Montana DOT — a young grizzly bear attempting, and nearly always failing, to cross I-90. Each X is a highway approach. About as permeable as the Berlin Wall. https://t.co/5RHIkq2ORJ
Grand Teton National Park volunteer hunters slash exotic goat herd by 20
What else we're reading today
'I am leaving the school district I love
As cities like Denver and Colorado Springs grow, wastewater recycling gets another look
Reservoirs are crucial to Utah’s water system, and they’re running low
More climate finance, less coal could send U.S. natural gas exports skyrocketing
Utah lawmakers punish Intermountain Power, allege the utility’s interests no longer align with the state
Denver committee OKs $26 million, 25-year contract for solar energy projects
New Mexico's delicate dance to become a center of U.S. hydrogen production
Fueling change in Wyoming: Industry sees state as alluring opportunity for low-carbon hydrogen
Analysis: Do COP26 promises keep global warming below 2C?
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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