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Rockies Today
Letters from the farm
By Mountain West News • Issue #246 • View online

Megadrought and other tests of rural resilience
A megadrought is hurting Colorado farmers
Arizona’s megadrought tests the Hopi Tribe’s resilience
A megadrought is hammering the U.S. In North Dakota, it's worse than the Dust Bowl.
Collecting seeds to restore prairie grasslands
Land prices surge as foreign investors buy up farmland, real estate
Climate anxiety takes a growing toll on farmers
Growing home in Ekalaka
Monumental news
Biden expected to announce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments decision Friday
Biden to restore three national monuments in Utah and New England
A rocky transition
'Historic' Arizona plan for coal towns may ripple nationally
Abandoned mine reclamation at risk after coal fee expires
Rocky Mountain Power says it won't be on 100% renewable energy by 2030
How much money does renewable energy make for rural Utah’s economy? It’s more than you’d think
Coal shortages push up prices, weigh on economies
Findings
Ozone pollution: An insidious and growing threat to biodiversity
Oil booms can reduce lifetime earnings and delay retirement
Study: Climate change poses an existential threat to outdoor recreation
Northern spotted owl still fights for survival
Utah man discovers fossilized ‘fish-lizard’ at Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Critter ticker
The boomer legacy: How the biggest generation of hunters shaped hunting culture
Wyoming may pursue grizzly delisting alone
There’s probably only one wolf left in far northwest Colorado. Can the state protect it?
Barrasso: Let Teton goat cullers keep hides, horns
As biodiversity loss, climate change stretch WDFW's resources, Commission considers what conservation means
What else we're reading today
The Colorado River is drying up. Here's how that affects Indigenous water rights
Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California's Castle fire
Elite wildland firefighters have to sew their own gear
Climate change is ravaging our national parks
Senate confirms 4th Native American judge on the entire federal bench
As pressure mounts on private timber companies to convert forestland for development, many in Northwest Montana choose to conserve
New mining claims at Zortman prompt push for investigation
When cows move, they help fight climate change and repair soil. Virtual fencing can help ranchers guide where they graze
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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