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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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...
posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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.
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.
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
posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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,...
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.
posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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.
posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Rising U.S. coal exports that the industry hopes can offset flagging domestic demand have Montana ranchers facing the possibility that their way of life could be sacrificed to feed Asian energy demands.
posted on December 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could with the record flooding on the Missouri River this year although proposed changes could help avoid a disastrous repeat, especially since such floods could become more frequent, an expert panel...