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PHOTO: Halloween wraps up National Bat Week. The big brown bat is one of 16 types of bats found in Wyoming. They all feast on insects. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Bats are one of the stars for Halloween celebrations tonight, and part of this week's "National Bat Week" observance is bat myth-busting for the 16 species of bats that live in Wyoming. Dianne Odegard, outreach coordinator at Bat Conservation International, says once you get to kn...Read More

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PHOTO: A new analysis from The Wilderness Society of BLM management plans throughout the West shows that oil and gas is favored other over uses. In Wyoming, 95 percent has been made available for development. Photo courtesy of BLM.

LANDER, Wyo. - Ninety-five percent for oil and gas, 5 percent for everything else. An analysis from The Wilderness Society shows that the Bureau of Land Management has made almost all its land within Wyoming available for development. Nada Culver, director of the society's BLM Action Center, said t...Read More

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PHOTO: A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision against listing wolverines as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act is being challenged in court. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

JACKSON, Wy. - First they said they would. Then they said they wouldn't. So now, the courts may make the call on whether the wolverine should be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had proposed the listing last year, but reversed course in Augu...Read More

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PHOTO: Every October, hundreds of products are sold bearing breast cancer awareness ribbons, but are proceeds from the sale of those products actually going to help eradicate the disease? Photo credit: Airman 1st Class Ashely Reed/Wikimedia.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - From snacks to bags, pizza boxes to pajamas, 'tis the season when pink-ribbon products pile up on store shelves across Arkansas for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One group, however, says if the goal is to eventually eradicate breast cancer, it's important to Think Before You Pink....Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has increased the number of anticipated grizzly bear killings to 11, due to conflicts with livestock on public lands. Photo credit: Chris Servheen/USFWS

PINEDALE, Wyo. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a new "incidental take" number for grizzly bears in the Upper Green region. The agency anticipates that 11 bears will be killed because of livestock conflicts on public lands over the next three years. It set that same number last year....Read More

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PHOTO: Parenthood comes with a disadvantage for low-income families in Wyoming when it comes to health insurance because the state has rejected federal Medicaid funding. Photo credit: Fotolia/Microsoft Images.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Parenthood comes with a disadvantage for many low-income families in Wyoming when it comes to health insurance. A report from the Urban Institute showed that when states accepted federal Medicaid funding, the insured rate for parents jumped by 33 percent - and Medicaid gets part of ...Read More

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PHOTO: Two trail clearing and maintenance projects are scheduled in the Bridger Wilderness this fall, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act. Photo credit: Public Lands Service Corps.

PINEDALE, Wyo. – Crews of young people are ready to get to work improving trails and upgrading access on public lands in Wyoming. The projects are part of the Fifty for the 50th celebration of the Wilderness Act. Bobby Grillo, regional supervisor for the Montana Conservation Corps, which i...Read More

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PHOTO: A note for folks headed to Grand Teton National Park, or any national park: Aerial drones are not allowed. Drones have been popular as a means to take photos and videos. Photo of Mount Moran in the Tetons courtesy of National Park Service.

JACKSON, Wyo. - If you're visiting a national park in Wyoming this weekend, leave the drones at home. Unmanned aircraft are banned at national parks - a move the National Park Service initiated in June and that now has been finalized. Drones primarily have been used to take photos and videos. Park ...Read More

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