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Montana’s flash drought; the need to protect groundwater quantity by protecting its quality; getting rid of bark beetles in southern Arizona; the temperatures just gets hotter; and memories of the most beloved Democrat in the Republican world of Idaho.
The high cost of rural life; does Wyoming need another coal mine? Alaskan Native Groups weigh unification; and can bison stamp out climate change? Some of the best recent stories.
Are wolves a phantom menace in parts of Oregon? Cattle ranchers vs. the oil industry, green energy hits an unprepared grid, restoring soils the old-fashioned way, and more: some of the best recent reads.
Is a rush of green energy a good thing? The Central Valley’s drought hangover; the effect of oil on shorebirds; and fire season across the West.
At the solstice: sun and wind energy hit a new high, financial aid for domestic water, the health costs of wildfires, and more. Some of the best reads from the past week.
Sage grousing, "BuRec" seeks investors, going undercover as a grizzly bear, reconsidering Ansel Adams, and more. Some of the best reads from the past week.
The voice of the poorer victims of pollution is being heard, citizen scientists are finding larger narratives in coastal bird deaths, another fish from California’s Bay Delta is in trouble, and more. Some of the best reads from the past week.
Salmon species about to wink out in California, an aging electrical grid in Wyoming, the nation’s prairies going the way of the bison that once roamed there, trees as methane emitters, and something there is that does not love a drone – at least not in a national park.
Water settlement in Montana; renewables eat away at coal; the danger of dead trees, and stories from near and beneath the sea – some of the best recent reads.