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Climate change upped the odds of Hurricane Harvey’s extreme rains, study finds
The extreme rains that inundated the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey were made more likely by climate change, a new study suggests, adding that such extreme flooding events will only become more frequent as the globe continues to warm.
Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution
The cases, including one in the United States where a group of young people are arguing that global warming threatens their Fifth Amendment right to life, liberty and property, are widening the scope of environmental litigation.
Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years
Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn’t go up at all, scientists reported Monday. Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came […]
The West Is on Fire. Get Used to It.
A fire ecologist explains why this summer’s wildfires are so dramatic, and why the West will have to learn to live with a more severe burning season.
Climate report says Montana must adapt to warmer, drier seasons
Montana’s average temperatures are increasing, mountain snowpacks are declining, large wildfires are more frequent, and all that is expected to continue in the coming decades, according to a study of climate change within Montana released Wednesday.
52 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
To date, the Trump administration has sought to reverse more than 50 environmental rules, according to an analysis by The New York Times.
Navajo Nation reconsiders ban on genetic research
The tribal government banned DNA studies in 2002 to prevent the misuse of its members’ genetic material. Although there is still some apprehension about the risk of allowing researchers access to Navajo DNA, the tribe’s leaders increasingly see genetic research as a tool to improve medical care for the 174,000 […]
Tribal issues absent from court’s fracking rule decision
When a federal court issued a long-awaited decision late last month on Obama-era hydraulic fracturing standards, lawyers for the Ute Indian Tribe saw one thing missing: their entire argument.
Pollution Prevention Week Day 5
Cheers, Montana! Montana Department of Environmental Equality has partnered with Montana Resources Efficiency Program (MREP) to help businesses function at peak performance by minimizing energy and water consumption, reducing pollution and maximizing productivity.
Pollution Prevention Week Day 4
During the creation of the Wyoming Voluntary Remediation Program, the Wyoming Legislature recognized the need for facility owners and operators to do everything possible to prevent contaminants from being released to the environment. As a result, in order to encourage pollution prevention activities, the Legislature added the requirement that facilities must implement […]
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