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Bad air
By Mountain West News • Issue #232 • View online

On the smoke cloaking the West
Colorado’s air pollution includes fumes from sunscreen, bug spray and hand lotion
Study: Wildfire smoke may add to COVID-19 risk
Wildfire smoke may lead to less rain in the West
The carbon price of wildfire smoke
For the 1st time in recorded history, smoke from wildfires reaches the North Pole
Barreling along
Oil and gas industry in New Mexico could drill for almost 2 decades with no federal leases
Wyoming drilling rig count triples during Biden leasing pause
Alberta dangles KXL as Biden pleads with OPEC+ to pump oil
Line 3 drew thousands of protesters to Minnesota this summer. Last week, Enbridge declared the pipeline almost finished
Mining nuggets
The legacy of mining endures
A new gold mine may be built in southern Colorado. It would 'wreak havoc,' environmentalists warn.
Gold King Mine owner sues over taking of private property after 2015 mine spill
BLM considers banning mining in sensitive sage grouse areas
Where you hang your hat
Where America’s developed areas are growing: ‘Way off into the horizon’
Rent in the Inland Northwest is soaring, and tenants feel powerless to stop it
Illegal notice
Some pets surrendered to shelters because of housing and affordability issues
Moab housing among the most expensive in Utah, hurting locals looking for a place
How Denver tackled homelessness while saving money
Energy and climate wire
Does Montana Gov. Gianforte have a plan for climate change?
As climate change intensifies, Whitefish eyes clean energy economy
Documentary explores climate change with mountain landscapes painted almost 100 years apart
West of Eden
Changing climate and Western wildfires cause bird die-offs
Colorado's innovative Clean Heat Standard will force gas utilities to clean up their act
Colorado electric vehicle company strikes $850 million deal on shuttle buses
Will NIMBYs sink new clean energy projects? The evidence says no—if developers listen to local concerns
Coverage of the ‘code red’ climate report was good. Here’s how to sustain it.
What else we're reading today
First water cuts to hammer Arizona farmers
Living Water: Three generations of Apsáalooke revive a river
Native land acknowledgments are not the same as land
First Nations communities disproportionately threatened by wildfires: study
In a Montana community with an abundance of wealth, mental health options still scarce
U.S. Minerals to plead guilty to exposing Anaconda plant workers to arsenic
Some 82 years in, Teton Park has a female chief ranger
Interior to review Trump FOIA redactions on Grand Staircase
American landscapes, seen through the lens of Bob Wick
Groups raise $500,000 to expand Yellowstone's bison quarantine program
Nevada officials hit impasse over coyote killing contests
The lonely life of a wildfire lookout in northern Alberta
A quarter of U.S. hospitals, and counting, demand workers get vaccinated. But not in Montana
Delta has changed the pandemic endgame
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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