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Distress signals

Rockies Today
Distress signals
By Mountain West News • Issue #293 • View online

New wildfire science and other ominous signs
After wildfires, scorched trees could disrupt water supplies
Pacific Northwest wildfires alter air pollution patterns across North America
Wildfire smoke and smog make air pollution a growing problem out West
A megafire raged for 3
months. No one’s on the
hook for its emissions.
Federal firefighters brace for another year of staffing woes as wildfires intensify
Wind will be a force to reckon with on Southwest wildfires
Greening the BLM
Interior eyes major increase in renewables on federal land
BLM issues first solar lease on public lands in Utah
‘One quarter’ of U.S. emissions since 2005 come from fossil fuels on public lands
More energy news
Colorado, Utah tribe worries nation’s last uranium mill is contaminating water, causing uptick in illness
PacifiCorp seeks $26M rate increase citing extreme weather
Colstrip’s next chapter
Here’s how Colorado oil and gas companies say they are getting to net-zero emissions
Study: Low-producing oil wells cause 50% of methane emissions
Energy-thirsty Bitcoin miners seek ways to dump fossil fuels
Experts urge state to distill vision for advanced nuclear future
Colorado truly loves its Subarus, but when can the dog hang out the window of an electric version?
Notes from the brink
'Rebirth of a nation': Chippewa Cree Tribe welcomes first bison calf in 20 years
How Indigenous-led conservation brought a caribou herd back from the brink
Grand Teton looks to make 'voluntary' winter bighorn sheep closures official
Oregon wolf population flounders after poaching, car crashes
The answer to keeping moose populations healthy? Wolves
Mandatory catch, kill, report reg approved for bass in upper Yellowstone, Shields rivers
Opinion: Biden admin rolls out $38 million for fish passage, but is it enough?
Water emergencies
‘We woke up and we lost half our water’: How climate change sparked a multistate battle over the Colorado River
Gov. Spencer Cox issues state of emergency due to Utah’s historic drought
500,000 acre-feet of water will be released from Flaming Gorge reservoir in Wyoming to protect Lake Powell
Challenge at Glen Canyon
Oregon tribe opposes water release for farmers
Snake River named one of nation’s imperiled waterways
What else we're reading today
She was told she couldn’t wear her tribal regalia at graduation. She wore it anyway.
How marijuana, legal and not, is reshaping the West
More LGBTQ candidates hit the campaign trail, despite efforts to limit their rights
Failing grades for outdoor brands in 'forever chemical' study
Suncor discharging 'forever chemicals' into Sand Creek and the South Platte River, enviro report says
Denver wants a major recycling expansion. But it needs to start charging fees to get it done.
Conservationists call out extremist group for dispensing disinformation
Access vs. excess: Increasing recreation use of woods, waters raises tough questions
The Treasure Valley is again one of the fastest-growing areas in the US. Coeur d'Alene is growing even faster
Town of Vail moves to condemn parcel where Vail Resorts plans affordable housing project
Climate change, big agriculture combine to threaten insects
Biden finalizes NEPA regulation, reversing Trump
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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