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Public News Service - MT: Environment

Whitefish, Mont., implemented its Climate Action Plan in 2018, providing a potential model for other rural towns. (-ted/Flickr)

WHITEFISH, Mont. – Whitefish has become a model for how rural towns can adapt to the effects of climate change. The jumpstart for the northwestern Montana town was the Resilience Dialogues in 2017, which partly led the city to produce its Climate Action Plan in 2018. Steve Thompson, the pl

Because of concerns for their water sources, residents of Glendive, Mont. are pushing DEQ to make rules about radioactive oil waste. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

GLENDIVE, Mont. – The latest proposed rules for disposing of radioactive oil waste in Montana have some residents concerned. The state Department of Environmental Quality wants to raise the radioactive limit from 50 picocuries per gram to 200. The state already has licensed four landfills

This year, Missoula became the first city in Montana to commit to 100% clean energy. (USDA NRCS Montana/Flickr)

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The 9th annual Montana Clean Energy Fair takes place in Bozeman this Saturday. The event features workshops on topics such as smart solar shopping, energy efficiency in the home and an electric vehicle show-and-tell. It also includes panels on renewable energy policies and

The BLM Lewistown Field Office recommended 200,000 acres of land in its district be conserved for its special environmental characteristics. (brewbooks/Flickr)

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – A resource management plan (RMP) for central Montana is drawing the ire of conservation groups and former public lands officials, calling it a sell-off to the oil and gas industry. The Bureau of Land Management released a draft RMP for 650,000 acres of land it oversees str

A new report finds funding for Montana's state parks is lagging their maintenance needs by more than $25 million. (William Neuheisel/Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. – A new report finds the needs of Montana's outdoors are eclipsing the funding to meet them. The Headwaters Economics and the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project report looks at state parks, trails, wildlife and working lands, and finds funding demands are outpacing the money from

There are 16 chances open to folks to harvest bison on the American Prairie Reserve. (Dennis J. Lingohr/American Prairie Reserve)

HELENA, Mont. — American Prairie Reserve is offering the public bison-harvesting opportunities on its property for the third year in a row. The organization will allow more possibilities in 2019 because of the growing bison population on its land - currently up to roughly 800. Reserve superi

Over the last 50 years, glaciers in Glacier National Park have shrunk by as much as 85%. (Navin75/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Gov. Steve Bullock has committed Montana to reducing carbon emissions alongside 23 other states. The Treasure State has joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group of states and Puerto Rico that has committed to the climate goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement, despite the Trump a

Visitors from outside Montana spent an estimated $1.2 billion in Glacier National Park and the surrounding area in 2018. (Ada Be/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – The majesty of Montana's public lands is no secret – and that's a boon for the state's economy. Visitors from outside Montana spent nearly $3.6 billion in the state in 2018, according to the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. That m

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