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PHOTO: Agriculture and conservation groups are reaching out to the oil and gas industry to collaborate to keep the greater sage grouse off the Endangered Species list. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Gary Kramer.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to make a decision in about a year as to whether to list the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Western Energy Alliance, an oil and gas trade advocacy group, is buying ad time claiming an ESA listing for the...Read More

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PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation report outlines how climate change is connected to a proliferation of outdoor pests, from poison ivy to ticks. Photo of a deer tick reaction associated with lyme disease courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, with a new National Wildlife Federation report detailing some of those changes. Hunters, anglers, bird-watchers and hikers have long known they have to cover up and watch for stinging and biting insects, said Doug ...Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided that the wolverine will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. About 300 animals exist in the contiguous United States, mainly in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

JACKSON, Wyo. - A decision on whether wolverines should be considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act took 14 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided the animals are not imperiled, citing uncertainty about the ecology of the wolverine. Wolverines are found mainly in area...Read More

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PHOTO: According to the Center for Rural Affairs, rural areas have higher percentages of households receiving SNAP benefits than urban areas or small cities. Photo credit: National Agricultural Library

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in big cities, where the cost of living tends to be high. But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America's food supply is grown and raised. That characterizes much of Wyoming. Jon Bailey,...Read More

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PHOTO:  A report from the Sightline Institute calls for BLM to recalculate "fair market values" for coal, based on growing export markets. Photo credit: United States Geological Survey (USGS)

LANDER, Wyo. - The coal market has changed. U.S. coal used to be mined primarily for domestic use, but markets overseas are growing as domestic demand declines. A new report from the Sightline Institute outlines that history and argues that the Bureau of Land Management should take it into considera...Read More

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PHOTO: It's National Moth Week. The white-lined sphinx moth is commonly found in Wyoming at dusk. Photo credit: J. Pinta (Redline2200).

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Dig out the flashlights for a nighttime adventure to celebrate National Moth Week. It highlights the role moths play in the ecosystem. They're pollinators, and their caterpillars are food for other species. Scott Shaw is a professor and curator of the University of Wyoming Insect M...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Wyoming has seen success in making sure low-income children are served healthy meals when school lunchroom is closed. Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Summertime shouldn't be hunger time. That's the push this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to encourage children to pick up nutritious food at Summer Nutrition Program sites around the state. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) says the state boosted its...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new online counter keeps track of how much money the state is missing out on because of a rejection of federal Medicaid funding. Courtesy of the Equality State Policy Center.

CASPER, Wyo. - The state's rejection of federal Medicaid money is being tracked by an online counter from the Equality State Policy Center. According to Executive Director Dan Neal, the state has missed out on nearly $59 million so far this year. "This money could be flowing through Wyoming's econ...Read More

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