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The future of forests

Rockies Today
The future of forests
By Mountain West News • Issue #291 • View online

Can we limit the damage?
From National Geographic’s new special issue “Saving Forests”:
Forests are reeling from climate change—but the future isn’t lost
Why all life on Earth depends on trees
An illustrated guide to how heat and drought are killing trees
4 solutions for trees and forests threatened by a hotter world
Power struggles
Young Montanans wage historic climate fight
Can the U.S. go green without destroying sacred Native lands?
In search of funding, tribal communities are turning to corporate investment to embrace solar power
Interior Department may limit Lake Powell water releases to protect infrastructure, hydropower production
Oregon regulators question nuclear schedule for Kemmerer
Dispatches from the GYE
A record number of Yellowstone wolves have been killed. Conservationists are worried
Yellowstone, state of Montana disagree over bison management goals
Park Service program aims to better reflect the American 'mosaic
Teton County beefs up wildlife feeding regulations
Grizzly managers brace for conflicts as 399 prepares to emerge
New holster makes bear spray quicker on the draw
On edge
After a rough year, new wildfire warnings have Boulder, Colorado on edge
Couple found dead as wildfire destroys New Mexico homes
Fast-moving wildfire comes within inches of burning Bent’s Old Fort in southeast Colorado
Neighbors take the fight against fire threats to the next level
Federal funding targets southwest Idaho wildfire risk
Clearing the air
Colorado will have hundreds more air pollution sources to permit. Here’s how the state is gearing up.  
EPA rejects Utah’s claim that its ozone pollution comes from Asia
White Mesa Mill violates Clean Air Act, EPA says
‘Barrage’ of air emission rules to bring challenges for industry
What else we're reading today
Mountain West stands out with inflation spike, unemployment dip
Record permian well drilling permits point to growing U.S. oil supply
Tech in the Mountain West crucial to microchip expansion, Commerce Sec. Raimondo says
Colorado’s snowpack is starting to melt
Montana will appeal Black Butte mine decision
Salt Lake County has blocked new mining, but will the zoning ordinance hold up against legal challenges?
Center for Biological Diversity gives notice that it will sue to protect rare Montana plant
Retired Utah director, ousted Alaska director return to BLM
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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