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Rockies Today
The mountains are calling
By Mountain West News • Issue #253 • View online

...and they want their snowpack back
New Berkeley Lab study analyzes when a low-to-no-snow future might arrive
Cascades heading toward a future with little to no snowpack, new analysis suggests
The winnowing of winter
In ‘The Last Winter,’ our vanishing snow days
Trickling down
As climate talks put focus on water crisis, the Colorado River provides a stark example
Climate change is acidifying and contaminating drinking water and alpine ecosystems
Tribes seek water-management role as Colorado River shrivels
A Colorado town nearly ran out of drinking water. Experts say it’s a window into the future.
With less water on the Western Slope and in the Colorado River, the state wants new rules on how to measure and track what’s there
Opinion: As warming and drought increase, a new case for ending big dams
Remaking the BLM
BLM faces challenge after move to Grand Junction, Colorado
Details—and frustrations—emerge over Biden's first oil sales
Could conservation plan prompt tougher grazing oversight?
BLM's second-ever solar lease sale targets Arizona parcels
Dispatches from the energy transition
Gillette, Campbell County plan for post-coal economy
Utah’s coal miners are becoming extinct. Is there a greener future for them?
How Canada's largest solar farm is changing Alberta's landscape
Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits
In a first, the EPA will regulate methane from existing oil and gas wells
In Wyoming, new federal emissions standards prompt enthusiasm, outrage
Oil and gas regulators dial back rules that keep industry from sticking Colorado with bill for orphan wells
Forest Service OKs right of way for Utah’s oil railway
Trudeau promised to cap emissions, but Canada’s oil and gas companies have different plans
Sacred animals
Skiers and conservationists search for compromise on backcountry terrain to protect a 'sacred animal'
‘A ticking time bomb for a mass die-off’
Lummis, Barrasso call for hearing to remove protections for Greater Yellowstone grizzlies
Wyoming Game and Fish rebuffs Legislature’s Teton development plan
In Colorado, wildlife disease is the next frontier of climate change
Montana lake study reveals how invasive species affect native food web
What else we're reading today
Colorado’s supreme court approves new congressional district map
In Montana, Republican congressional map prevails in boundary battle
Idaho’s redistricting commission to vote on maps Friday
Colorado mountain towns asked voters to weigh in on solving their housing woes. These are the measures that passed and failed
Levy's failure disappointing for Bozeman officials, but not the end of road for affordable housing efforts
Renters displaced by rate hikes as prices escalate in Missoula
Rural Colorado students sue to block law demanding 26 schools shed their Native American mascots 
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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