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Western wildfires threatening homes and disrupting tourism

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Firefighters on Thursday braced for a fresh run by a wildfire that sent tourists fleeing from hotels and campgrounds in Montana's Glacier National Park, while a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in Northern California shot flames 100 feet in... Full Story

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Three tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling crude from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, the latest in a series of wrecks raising concerns across the U.S. and Canada, authorities said Friday. Full Story

Alternatives for Yellowstone bison management offered

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:48 PM

The state of Montana and federal officials have drafted new management options for bison at Yellowstone National Park that range from letting the population grow to more than 7,000 of the animals, to driving down their numbers below 3,000. Full Story

Some Oil Recovered from Broken Pipeline after River Spill

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a Montana city's drinking water. An estimated 40,000 gallons is still in the river and will be difficult to... Full Story

Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. Full Story

Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. Full Story

USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana

posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Full Story

Fertilizer Shipping Commitment Exceeded

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. says it has exceeded its commitment to additional trains hauling fertilizer in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana. The Surface Transportation Board last month ordered BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway... Full Story

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion
Residents of the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are back home this weekend after a massive explosion following a crash involving two trains – one carrying grain and the other loaded with oil from the state’s oil patch. The... Full Story

Oil Railcars Cause for Concern to Small Town Montana Residents

posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Oil Railcars Cause for Concern to Small Town Montana Residents
Big Sky Country exudes natural beauty, and provides a home to wildlife which can elude other parts of the country. But recent sightings have some small town Montana residents worried about the potential of man-made disasters. Full Story

Bison transferred to reservation from Yellowstone

posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Bison once helped sustain Native Americans on the plains of Montana. Now, Indians on the Fort Belknap Reservation say it's time they returned the favor. Full Story

Montana Looks At Allowing Roadkill For Dinner

posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Cattle ranchers question how roadkill could be harvested for food when the cattle industry must follow strict federal regulations Full Story

Election Sends Familiar Faces Back to Washington

posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Election Sends Familiar Faces Back to Washington
More than 115 million Americans cast their ballots in the 2012 election this week, setting the stage for some familiar faces in Washington. President Barack Obama was swiftly reelected with wins in battleground states like Ohio, Virginia, Iowa,... Full Story

Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To Wheat

posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

USDA in its weekly crop report says that while 81 percent of the crop had been planted, only half of it has broken through the soil to show signs of life. Full Story

Farm State Debates Involve Farm Bill

posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Farm State Debates Involve Farm Bill
Over the past few years, U.S. agriculture has been a bright spot in dismal economic times. But that doesn’t mean the farm sector is above the fray of campaign rhetoric. Full Story
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