Environment

Environment fossils

A professor in the field

July 29, 2014

Ken Rose has studied fossils in Wyoming’s Bighorn basin for more than 40 years, reconstructing the paleo-ecology of the area.

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Bighorn Basin fossils could teach about climate change

July 29, 2014

Discoveries in the heart of Wyoming are — technically — off limits to its students due to state’s ban on Next Generation Science Standards.

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Retired firefighters; wildland colleagues in danger

July 22, 2014

A small group of retired wildland firefighting managers says safety reforms are needed to save lives.

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Firefighter safety started in Wyoming

July 22, 2014

The Blackwater Fire west of Cody killed 15 firefighters in 1937.

Environment air regulation

A Wyoming two step for better air regulations

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Wyoming can improve upon air quality regulations by applying them evenly throughout the state.

Environment Wildfire

WILDFIRE: Battle lines drawn over fixing budget crisis

July 17, 2014

The Forest Service has run out of appropriated suppression money eight times in the past decade, forcing it to siphon money from non-fire accounts.

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Burned out and moved out

July 15, 2014

Family decides not to rebuild forest home after devastating fire.

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Bighorn sheep survive migration loss, now pressed by skiers

July 8, 2014

Backcountry recreation reduces winter range for a unique herd of bighorn sheep that lives year-round in the Tetons.

Environment Wyoming dams

Mead wants feedback on more Wyoming dams

June 24, 2014

A survey seeks feedback to guide planning for new Wyoming dams and water projects under Gov. Matt Mead’s statewide water strategy.

Environment sage grouse

Mead wants feds to reverse sage grouse status

June 17, 2014

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead wants the federal government remove the sage grouse as a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Environment ammonia plant

Board splits in approving $350M Simplot ammonia plant

June 10, 2014

One Industrial Siting Council member can’t support plant that’s only 30 percent designed.

Environment Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

Wyo. governor pushing Jewell to quickly delist Yellowstone grizzlies

May 27, 2014

Environmental groups have had differing opinions on whether to delist the grizzlies in the Yellowstone region.

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America’s longest mule deer migration discovered in Wyoming

April 22, 2014

The discovery of America’s longest mule deer migration by Wyoming scientists adds to a burgeoning awareness of where animals move and why they move.

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EPA: Climate regs won’t crimp North Dakota’s energy boom

March 4, 2014

EPA’s goal is to write a rule that reduces Earth-warming CO2 emissions without threatening energy reliability. The Obama administration wants its rule to avoid significant …

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BLM advancing multi-state line on route that avoids most sensitive landscapes

February 25, 2014

Federal land managers are considering several alternative routes for the 412-mile Gateway West transmission line, originating in Wyoming.

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Game and Fish license fee increase defeated

February 11, 2014

After a long era of regular hikes to Game and Fish license fees, Wyoming lawmakers have denied such requests, first in 2013 and now in …

Energy Wyoming gasification project - WyoFile

EPA requires more scrutiny of Wyo. gasification project

February 4, 2014

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality did not allow for enough public input before giving an underground coal gasification project preliminary approval to pollute an …

Environment

Yellowstone Decides Against Remote Brucellosis Vaccination Of Bison

January 14, 2014

The National Park Service has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a Brucellosis Remote Vaccination Program for Bison in Yellowstone.

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FWS considering eagle take permit for massive Wyo. wind farm

December 6, 2013

Environmental impact statement to study wind farm effects on golden eagles, potentially leading to permit allowing harm or kill of eagles.

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Critics: Chesapeake deal erodes spirit of sage grouse strategy

October 8, 2013

Mead says private minerals pre-empt state’s authority, while others say the deal should have been more transparent.