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Before our eyes
By Mountain West News • Issue #252 • View online

Observations across the warming West
The winnowing of winter
Wyoming residents observe a changing climate and quality of life
Wyoming climate data holds ominous clues about life, economy
Montana’s worst drought in more than 20 years continues into fall
Fire ordinarily helps the boreal forest's black spruce trees. Now it threatens them, too
The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts
Emission matters
Biden's climate plan aims to reduce methane emissions
Why reducing methane emissions matters
The federal government is poised to crack down on methane from the oil and gas industry. Can it learn anything from Colorado?
Xcel Energy further targets emissions, this time on natural gas side
Biden admin to require new climate analysis before oil leasing
US says oil, gas sales damage climate—but won't stop them
EPA forges ahead on power plant rule amid legal showdown
Trudeau reaffirms pledge to impose GHG emissions caps on Canada’s oil and gas industry
Canada underestimating 80 megatonnes of emissions from boreal logging: report
Dispatches from the energy transition
Utah’s renewable energy Utopia is fueled by wind, solar and pig power.
Pumped storage along North Platte could use water to store surplus wind power
Pueblo is preparing for a future without coal. Its residents have thoughts on how and when to do it.
Is Wyoming on the path to prosperity? Here's how Rock Springs feels
Coal consigned to history? Not yet, experts say
At the margins
Forced relocation left Native Americans more exposed to climate threats, data show
Violence against Indigenous women hits crisis levels; feds fail to track MMIW data, report finds
The nation’s last uranium mill plans to import Estonia’s radioactive waste
As copper mine fight continues, vandals strike sacred altar at Oak Flat
Indian Country’s right to say no
The Lewis and Clark expedition from an Indian Country perspective
Critter ticker
Montana FWP: Grizzly bears making a home in Missoula’s North Hills
New rules would lift limits on Mexican gray wolves, but activists say changes fall short
Fish and Wildlife Commission pares down wolf trapping season, shrinks areas for snaring
Groups petition federal government for setback for wolf hunting and trapping on land bordering Yellowstone, Grand Teton
Canada lynx to keep species protections under legal deal
Scavengers may play sanitizing role in controlling disease spread, study finds
CWD found in new Wyoming elk hunt areas
Conservation groups sue over status of black-footed ferrets
Biologists have giant questions about monster fish in upper Snake River
What else we're reading today
Rio Tinto and USGS team up for Montana critical mineral hunt
Why fire experts are hopeful
In the rural West, some residents are taking firefighting into their own hands
The coming age of climate trauma
State eyes northern Utah valley to store Bear River water
Committee advances Sams as the next National Parks Service director
Mapping Glacier’s wilderness
Opposition to the National Heritage Area gets a new boogeyman: Biden’s 30 x 30 conservation plan
Colorado allows tougher local gun laws. Other states may follow.
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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