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By Mountain West News • Issue #231 • View online

On the dire, unequivocal climate report
IPCC report warns climate change is accelerating and humans must cut emissions now
The latest IPCC report is a catastrophe
Global climate panel’s report: No part of the planet will be spared
What the UN’s latest climate report means for Colorado
Cutting methane emissions could make a big dent in climate change, major UN report says
Crunch time: This is America's last chance at serious climate policy for a decade
'We don’t have enough fire'
Fire studies show need for more fire in western Montana
Megafires: Where climate change and wildfire exclusion collide
Three wildfire lessons for forest towns
With extreme fires burning, Forest Service stops 'good fires' too
Views from the river
From a raft in the Grand Canyon, the West's shifting water woes come into view
The lost canyon under Lake Powell
Photo essay: The trout and the drought
It's been over a century, but summer chinook are back in the Little Spokane River
Teaching citizen scientists to hunt for ‘canary in the coal mine’ in Alberta’s rivers
Cattle culls
Drought, grasshoppers and fire: Scarce hay pushes up prices
Dry, smoky and hot: Summer conditions leading many Idaho ranchers to cull cattle herds
To ranch in a drought, families protect their legacies and herds
In Manitoba, farmers race to save cattle from Canada's drought
Barreling along
Environmentalists push lawsuits after impact statement released on $3B rail project that would quadruple Uinta Basin’s oil output
Abandoning oil and gas a utopian impossibility, Alberta's premier says
Data ties earthquakes to oil and gas wastewater in New Mexico, Texas
Minnesota law enforcement agency blocks release of public records about surveilling pipeline opponents
A Colorado oil company allegedly caused dozens of spills and leaks. Now it's headed to a trial
'Game changer'? Deal on orphaned wells sparks debate
Two Western states act to control methane
Pushed out
Amid tight housing market, some in Bozeman turn to RVs as permanent homes
Meridian, Nampa at crossroads of housing growth
Colorado resort towns struggle to keep workers in the community
New Mexico landlords filed more than 11,000 evictions during the pandemic
Jackson renters booted from homes in boom market
State board to talk about developing Teton County public lands on Wednesday
What else we're reading today
Shrinking rural America faces state power struggle
Wyoming’s economic recovery lags behind nation
In Moscow, Idaho, conservative 'Christian Reconstructionists' are thriving amid evangelical turmoil
Wyoming Game and Fish asks public to help solve elk, CWD, feedground puzzle
Could Colorado cities save enough water to stop building dams?
Lawn renovations could play major role in conserving water in West, experts say
This tribe has lived on the coast of Washington for thousands of years. Now climate change is forcing it uphill
'United States of Wildfire'
Colorado’s bad air this summer may be the best you’ll see, experts warn
In a summer of smoke, a small town wonders: ‘How are we going to do better than survive?’
Are we doomed?
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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