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Canada Lynx Protection Plan Due By 2024

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to craft a new habitat protection plan for the rare snow-loving Canada Lynx that could include more land in Colorado and other Western states. Northern News Network’s Eric Young.

John Kerry Speaks At UM To Address Climate Change

Ahead of Earth Day last Friday U.S. Special Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry spoke at the University of Montana to discuss climate change and possible preventative actions for it. He shared current research being done in the agricultural field to reduce carbon emissions.

Federal Land Drilling Remains In Question

The Biden administration is delaying decisions on new oil and gas drilling on federal land and other energy-related actions after a federal court blocked the way officials were calculating the real-world costs of climate change. Among the immediate effects is an indefinite delay in planned oil and gas lease sales on public lands in a half-doze...

Study Reveals Driest Drought In 1,200 Years

According to a study in the journal Nature Climate Change released Monday, the American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years. The study’s lead author Park Williams, a climate hydrologist at UCLA, studied soil moisture levels in the West, including the southwest corner of Montana...

Date Set For Climate Change Lawsuit

A trial date has been set in a lawsuit initially filed nearly two years ago by 16 Montanans, who at that time were between the ages of 2 and 18, against the state government over concerns of policies they say favor fossil fuels and lead to climate change. The trial is set for February 6th 2023 in Lewis and Clark County District Court. The plai...

Montana Producers Show Support For Federal Legislation

More than 30 Montana businesses have signed a letter to Senator Jon Tester expressing their support for the infrastructure bill and Build Back Better Act. They say these measures take important climate change action that would be critical for protecting Montana. Robert Keith signed it as co-founder of Beartooth Group which invests in and advis...

Northern Plains Resource Council Highlights Solutions For Climate Change

The Northern Plains Resource Council begins its 51st year this week standing up for family agriculture in Montana. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy, says climate change presents a major challenge to Montana and the rest of the world but she doesn’t believe people should feel despair. https://n...

Oil & Gas Lease Sales On Public Lands To Begin Soon

The Interior Department is preparing to offer oil and gas lease sales on large tracts of public lands despite concluding that burning fossil fuels from those parcels could carry huge costs and contribute to climate change. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has more.

Former Senator Baucus Comments On Civic Engagement Stopping Climate Change

Last week the University of Montana held a public conversation between former Vice President Al Gore and former Montana Senator Max Baucus and former Ambassador to China about the current state of climate change and the actions needed to get it under control. Baucus highlighted the advantage a state like Montana has over others. https://northe...