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Public News Service - MT: Environment

Billings, MT – Voter registration for the upcoming November elections ended this week, but Montanans still have other chances to register, although many may not know it. Theresa Keaveny, with the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund, says residents can register at county election offices

Butte, MT - Montana backpackers, mountain bikers and equestrians have teamed up to create a plan that would link foothill trails near Butte and Helena to hundreds of miles of rugged, narrow paths along the "backbone of the Rockies." Mike Borduin, with the Highlands Cycling Club, explains that the go

Helena, MT – A new study from The Wilderness Society indicates no sign of a slowdown in the development of oil and natural gas wells. More than 26,000 new wells are currently planned on Montana public lands. Dave Alberswerth with The Wilderness Society says Congress is taking note of the pace

Montana hunters need to be prepared for some competition this season. Monica Fella with the Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Project encourages hunters to be well equipped and always carry bear pepper spray in the Big Sky backcountry. "Bear pepper spray does not have to be aimed precisely, like a gun would

Helena, MT – Drought in Montana? Get used to it. That’s the gist of a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council that details traditional water management practices and policies in Montana and throughout the West, and explains why changes are necessary in order to stretch shrink

A Montana couple who "saw the light" is saving big bucks on their energy bills. Joan and Cliff Montagne in Bozeman noticed lots of available sunlight on the property when they remodeled their home, so they installed solar panels and a solar water-heating system. Joan says many days, they generate ex

It so easy being green. That was the message during the Live Earth concert over the weekend, and this Saturday, Montanans can follow it up by learning practical ways to slow down climate change. It's the 8th annual Northern Rockies Sustainability Fair in Livingston, where people can calculate their

Montana sportsmen are in Washington to support a series of legislative proposals designed to balance recreation, hunting and fishing with new oil and gas development on public lands. The Sportsmen's Public Lands Energy Agenda would ensure any new energy development would also protect fish, wildlife

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