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Bright ideas

Rockies Today
Bright ideas
By Mountain West News • Issue #248 • View online

An array of clean energy stories
Colorado’s newest solar project launches, will provide almost all of the power for Pueblo’s steel mill
Rocky Mountain Power's distributed battery grid management system puts Utah 'years ahead' of California
Growing crops under solar panels? Now there’s a bright idea
Will electric vehicles catch on in the wide-open West?
'Dawn of a new age for energy' if Alberta can ride the momentum
The unstoppably good news about clean energy
Back to earth
Methane cloud above New Mexico gas wells spotted from space by Kayrros
New Mexico investigates earthquakes induced by oil and gas as Texas cracks down on injection
Study suggests higher contaminants in B.C. homes near fracking wells but more research is needed
Oil and natural gas prices have bounced back, but Colorado's industry hasn't
Private equity funds, sensing profit in tumult, are propping up oil
Indigenous, green groups denounce mining, drilling on federal lands
Public lands tracker
Yellowstone National Park breaks its annual visitation record with a few months to go
EPA backs Bighorn Forest’s plan for aerial herbicide spraying
At four ski areas, you can pay to skip the lift line. Locals are pissed.
Tribes push Interior on protecting critical resources
Monuments lawsuits on ice while litigants mull Biden actions
Indigenous advocates seek protections for Avi Kwa Ame
Critter ticker
CWD creeps into two new swaths of the Bridger-Teton National Forest
Animal activists put spotlight on Idaho's Yellowstone Bear World
Hunters shoot, kill charging grizzly bear near Gardiner
Two female grizzlies captured, euthanized in Montana for livestock depredation
Gordon Stenhouse, grizzly whisperer, on humans sharing the world with bears
Wildfire smoke disrupts bird migration in the West
Mixed results from sage grouse hunting restrictions
What else we're reading today
Advocate, leader and orator: Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person leaves behind legacy to admire
Tribal chair assails feds for poor response to missing women
Residents hold spiritual walk against the White Mesa Uranium Mill
Colorado air pollution director reassigned after conflict of interest investigation
A year after the East Troublesome wildfire
Fire retardant could be 'game-changer' in fighting wildfires
Experimenting with biochar in Bonner, Montana
How regenerative agriculture is building soil and community in Big Sandy, Montana
Discover the sound that could preserve Utah’s arches
A look back at the Craigheads
This 50-year project follows the impacts of the Cascades' melting glaciers
Toxic algae blooms are multiplying. The government has no plan to help.
EPA advances WOTUS rewrite
Whistleblowers: Workplace discrimination and retaliation plague Wyoming National Guard
The hedge fund killing newspapers
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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