Environment

Environment Jewell- Mead

Jewell, Mead, laud ranchers’ grouse conservation

October 15, 2014

At ceremony, Governor, Interior Secretary sign agreements with 9 ranches.

Environment elk vaccine

Widely used elk vaccine called ineffective

October 14, 2014

Game and Fish comparison shows inoculation statistically insignificant in reducing elk abortions, infection rate of brucellosis.

Environment grizzly hunters

Park hunters likely to kill more grizzlies

October 14, 2014

Review following 2012 shooting anticipates hunters will kill 6 more grizzly bears in Grand Teton, Elk Refuge.

Environment Green river

Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push

Environment Yellowstone wolves

Judge spikes Wyo. wolf plan, reinstates federal protections

September 25, 2014

For now, it is illegal to kill or harass a wolf anywhere in Wyoming.

Environment pepper spray

How to react during an encounter with a grizzly bear

September 23, 2014

The following is advice from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee

Environment Bear spray

OSHA probes researcher’s death by bear as workplace fatality

September 23, 2014

Agencies, companies have different policies to protect workers in grizzly backcountry; few have written requirements mandating carrying bear pepper spray.

Environment grizzly country

How to hike safely in grizzly country

September 23, 2014

Here are recommendations from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee for hiking safely in grizzly country

Environment Mule deer migration

Group launches $2.1M drive to save mule deer migration parcel

September 18, 2014

The property at the outlet of Fremont Lake near Pinedale is a bottleneck for the longest known mule deer migration route.

Environment Rock fins

Rock fins and flinging at Raymond Mountain

September 16, 2014

The Raymond Mountain wilderness study area is not a well-known destination, making its lush drainage and wild geology enticing to those who want wilderness without …

Environment bear kills

Bear bite probably killed man; both species under review

September 16, 2014

Investigators believe they have found both grizzly and black bear hairs on the remains of a Virgin, Utah, man whose employer reported him missing last …

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Feds OK more female grizzly killing in cattle conflict zone

September 5, 2014

Conservation group says federal agencies should change grazing practices instead of increasing female grizzly kill limit.

Environment sage grouse

Conservation groups give BLM an ‘F’ for sage grouse protection

September 2, 2014

Sage grouse strategy, followed in BLM Lander plan, said to fall short of BLM scientists’ earlier recommendations.

Environment mule deer

Development, CWD weigh on diminishing deer

August 26, 2014

In areas where Chronic Wasting Disease is present, the prevalence of the disease is 37 percent.

Energy wildefire bankrupcy

Wildfires could bankrupt states if they acquired federal tracts — report

August 26, 2014

Western states are ill-equipped to take ownership of federal lands because of the spiraling cost of fighting wildfires on national forests

Energy china-coal

Wyoming, China dream of a coal-chemical bridge to future energy

August 19, 2014

Coal-rich partners eye byproducts from coal as a commercial driver to eventual zero-CO2 emissions coal power plants.

Environment mule-deer

Help sought for ravaged mule deer

August 19, 2014

Across Wyoming, an iconic species’ numbers have dropped 36 percent. Fawn production has declined 20 percent in the last quarter century.

Environment Pavillion

Pavillion water investigation continues at a slow drip

August 12, 2014

Prelim “well integrity” report notes missing data, no evidence of leaky gas wells.

Energy Pavillion gas

Probe of Pavillion gas wells finds a need for more data

August 8, 2014

Initial well-integrity report finds gas wells were properly drilled and maintained, more study needed to determine source of water contamination.

Energy sage grouse

Ad campaign blames ‘activist lawyers,’ bad science for looming grouse listing

August 7, 2014

Sage grouse proponents blast O&G industry for misinformation campaign.