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Shifting winds

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Shifting winds
By Mountain West News • Issue #321 • View online

All the climate bill news that's fit to email
Federal study: New climate law to slice carbon pollution 40%
How Democrats' climate bill will 'supercharge' Colorado's clean-energy efforts
Law paves way for $720M in tribal funding
New law lowers renewables costs for rural electric co-ops
The climate bill’s blind spot
Mining companies strike gold with new climate law
Climate bill's unlikely beneficiary: U.S. oil and gas industry
Climate law may undermine Biden court win on oil leasing
DOE outlines challenges for wind. Will the IRA help?
Hidden inside the Inflation Reduction Act: $20 billion to help fix our farms
Alaska environmentalists disappointed by Inflation Reduction Act compromise
More energy news
Wind energy boom and golden eagles collide in the West
Delta County leaders reverse course, say 'shear thing' to plan for big solar project on land where sheep graze
Compass Minerals in talks with Ford, LG Energy to supply lithium products
Living near fracking more than doubles kids' leukemia risk
BLM reconsiders Trump-era midnight orders opening Alaska lands
Half empty
U.S. drought gives an Arizona dam’s critics a new argument for having it demolished
Feds want to study Glen Canyon Dam modifications
Drought threatens Colorado River hydropower, major source of renewable energy
‘No winners’ seen if states launch water war amid megadrought
Home economics
Then vs. now: How Boise’s once-cheap housing market mutated into U.S.’s least affordable
Population boom in Idaho is affecting domestic water supply
Leadville was an unassuming, old mining town—until COVID brought the deep-pocketed tourists
See how short-term rentals are taking over the Beehive State
Bozeman City Commission takes aim at short-term rentals
Spokane's new land bank wants to obtain properties so nonprofits can build low-income housing
The BLM isn’t onboard with Sen. Mike Lee’s proposal to sell public lands for housing
The fabulously wealthy are fueling a booming luxury ranch market in the West
This is fine
‘Ticking time bomb’: Montana paleontologist warns we're missing most ominous climate threat
The Gates of Hell or climate change? Boise just tied this long-standing weather record
Salt Lake City breaks record for most triple-digit temps in a year
Two-thirds of Kenai Fjords National Park's glaciers in retreat, study finds
Got climate change anxiety? You’re not alone
What else we're reading today
Colorado is starting to track environmental justice. Now comes the hard part—earning trust
Tribal leader: Without Election Day voting, ballot collection in Montana, Native Americans don't have a voice
What’s it like to live in a tourist town with no tourists?
Algal bloom crops up along Gallatin River for fifth year in a row
'I'd have to bury you out here.' New Mexico's stream access war persists
Wildlife officials let hundreds of pheasant hatchlings die—critics say there’s a bigger problem
The Utah Lake dredging proposal is not legal, officials tell lawmakers
Stalled in Congress, Colorado Democrats ask Biden to take action to preserve public lands
Bill introduced to protect tribal resources, create The Great Bend of the Gila Conservation Act
Advocates say one of the biggest threats to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is outside its boundaries
In a warming climate, we need to radically rethink how we conserve nature
With virtual fencing, ranchers can herd cows from a computer
Wyoming to receive millions of federal dollars for mine reclamation
Fellowship boosts Indigenous film producers bringing authentic Native narratives to the big screen
FEMA declares new strategy to engage Native American tribes
Gianforte wields ‘executive privilege’ argument against sensitive records requests
Climate change journalism is finally getting its day in the sun
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, associate director of regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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