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Rockies Today

January 24 · Issue #68 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

The future of snow
The climate is changing. But how will it change snow and water in the West? The Colorado Sun explored the question this week in a series of stories by reporter Mark Jaffe.
Determining how much water Colorado’s snowpack will yield is an inexact science, but researchers persist Determining how much water Colorado’s snowpack will yield is an inexact science, but researchers persist
We know the earth is warming. We know that will stress water in the West. But we don’t know how.
How will Western water be affected by climate change? A tiny Colorado flower may have the answer
Sacred grounds, legal grounds
Appeals court to decide fate of final Badger-Two Medicine lease Appeals court to decide fate of final Badger-Two Medicine lease
More news from Indian Country:
Court takes another look at Native American adoption law
The necessity of the Indian Child Welfare Act
Yea or nay on the CSKT water compact?
Montana awards $700,000 for tribal language revitalization
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 'deeply disturbed' by mascot resolution
One year after Native-owned Tanka Bar had lost nearly everything, the buffalo are on their way back
Nuking CO2
What role will nuclear play in a carbon-free energy system? What role will nuclear play in a carbon-free energy system?
More energy news:
Coal industry on Navajo Nation could end with plant closure
New owner of coal mines in Wyoming and Montana already behind on federal, county mineral taxes
New owner of former Blackjewel mines misses first tax deadline
Report ‘buried’ by Alberta government reveals ‘mounting evidence’ that oil and gas wells aren’t reclaimed in the long run
ConocoPhillips prepares to deploy ‘The Beast’ on the North Slope
Lawsuit planned to stop Idaho-Wyoming natural gas pipeline
Gas exports have dirty secret: A carbon footprint rivaling coal's
Wolves at the door
West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction
Meanwhile, in Idaho…
Idaho wolf population is estimated at 1,000 animals
Bill would allow year-round wolf hunting in Idaho
What else we're reading today
‘Blatant manipulation’: Trump administration exploited wildfire science to promote logging
Agency rules grizzly bears in Selway-Bitterroot protected under Endangered Species Act
Wyoming close to finalizing hemp regulations
BLM solicits input to increase recreation access
Red states push for last-minute census advantage
The dramatic dismissal of a landmark youth climate lawsuit might not close the book on that case
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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