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How we adapt

Rockies Today
How we adapt
By Mountain West News • Issue #241 • View online

Reorienting to the new, arid normal
The West’s drought isn’t a one-off disaster. It’s our new, permanently arid normal.
From Western Slope to Eastern Plains, Colorado agriculture under pressure to adapt to warming world
On the river with Mitt Romney and Michael Bennet: Politicians, industry heads talk drought, climate change
The future of trout fishing is in hot water
Rising temperatures reshape when and how much people get outdoors on public lands
The West's underinsured future
Scars of history
Scars of history, hope of healing: Fort Lewis College removes inaccurate depictions of its Indian boarding school past
How do we talk about the painful legacy of Native American boarding schools?
'Senseless erasure': Across the U.S., states are reckoning with the need for Indigenous education
Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain
Public lands roundup
BLM headquarters and top officials will move back to Washington, D.C.
Three big questions surround BLM headquarters move back to D.C.
Interior Secretary signs CSKT water compact
Blackfeet connection to Badger-Two Medicine spans millenia
Glacier numbers show ticketed entry smoothed traffic
House on Fire crowds and other bits and pieces
Water wise?
Former Utah lawmaker plans to build a luxury golf course in the desert, and locals are not pleased
Utah residents use the most water of any Western state. They also pay some of the lowest water rates.
Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'
Rocky transitions
A proposed wind farm in Idaho is raising concerns over its proximity to the Minidoka National Historic Site
A hydrogen hub in Utah could power L.A.'s climate future. Now Chevron wants in.
Bridger Coal company to close underground mining in November
Teck’s possible met coal exit an ominous sign for U.S. coal companies
Amid soaring natural gas prices, a boost for coal
Colorado regulators move forward with controversial new rule to slash greenhouse gas emissions
TC Energy to remove Keystone XL pipeline at Canada border
Dakota Access asks high court to reverse pipeline decision
What else we're reading today
Postcard from an overrun ICU: ‘The problem is we are running out of hallways’
‘It was complete pandemonium’: The towns grappling with bear attacks
Plan would use poison to restore Yellowstone cutthroat trout
At Colorado’s tight-lipped air pollution agency, a 'culture of fear' prevails
An end of unfettered growth for short-term rentals in Colorado’s resort communities
Weaving Indigenous knowledge into the North American Model
Does nature have rights? A burgeoning legal movement says rivers, forests and wildlife have standing, too
Summer wildfires emit record amount of CO2
Rockies Today is curated 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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