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January 03, 2024
After enjoying a respite that lasted for a couple of years, the coal industry tipped back into its long-term downward trajectory in 2023. Early signs suggest that the progressive decline could worsen in the new year.
January 02, 2024
A fourth wapiti has tested positive for the always-fatal communicable infection in western Wyoming where artificial feeding concentrates large numbers of animals.
‘This stuff is killing me’: After decades of delay, new black lung protections come too late for some West Virginia coal miners
August 31, 2023
For decades, coal operators, federal regulators and politicians have come up short in preventing miners from getting the disease. For miners with black lung, the inaction has been deadly.
August 21, 2023
Group advocates for updating mining regulations, which have been in place for more than 100 years.
July 24, 2023
As the world warms, Vermont has been touted as a climate refuge, a place that has drawn people who are seeking escape from the worst effects of climate change. But this summer has forced Vermonters to reexamine that reputation.
July 17, 2023
The lithium deposit in Newry would feed the demand for the mineral used in batteries and computer screens. But at what cost?
July 10, 2023
As grizzlies recover, they’re no longer content to roam within the boundaries we’ve contrived for them.
July 01, 2023
Last winter’s harvest in the Yellowstone region illustrates the complexity of bison restoration.
June 28, 2023
Wyoming districts are implementing or proposing changes to expand capacity, improve infrastructure and regulate use.
June 26, 2023
The mine — the North Antelope Rochelle coal mine in northeast Wyoming – suffered serious damage that temporarily halted production. Any persistent supply disruption could threaten scores of coal-fired power plants across the nation.
June 14, 2023
A new online survey asked respondents about their rural lifestyles and challenges like housing crisis and hollowed-out downtowns.
June 10, 2023
With only three days left on the state’s lease, the agency unanimously voted to condemn almost 5,000 acres in Freestone County in an effort to keep the park open to the public after developers purchased the property to build a gated community.
June 03, 2023
Across the country, states are moving to renewable energy – but Montana is doubling down on fossil fuels.
June 01, 2023
As a 20-year ban on mining in the Grand Canyon passes its midpoint, Indigenous nations look to continue protections indefinitely.
May 29, 2023
Tourism officials say that while Montana remains a popular destination, hotel occupancy numbers show visitation leveling off.