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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The rush to build wind farms to combat climate change is colliding with preservation of one of the U.S. West’s most spectacular predators — the golden eagle — as the species teeters on the edge of decline. Ground zero in the conflict is Wyoming, a stronghold for golden eagles that soar…

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not…

Blooming flowers are a beautiful sign of troubling trends in Grand Teton National Park as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem “adapts” to climate change. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues impacting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. While its impact may be too slow to notice, historic data shows that the environment is changing in…

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer The American West’s megadrought deepened so much last year that it is now the driest in at least 1,200 years and is a worst-case climate change scenario playing out live, a new study finds. A dramatic drying in 2021 — about as dry as 2002 and one of the…

President Biden’s one trillion-dollar infrastructure package means enormous investment in the United States – but what does it mean for Wyoming? After months of negotiation, President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal was passed by the U.S, House of Representatives. The passage is the result of months of debate, amendments, and internal struggle within…

Wyoming hunters will find fewer opportunities to hunt pronghorn this year, as persistently poor weather adds more strains to struggling herds across the state. WyoFile reports that there will be fewer pronghorn licenses in 2021. After a year of unfavorable weather, antelope aren’t as numerous as Wyoming Game and Fish would like. By their own…

Even though it’s named Old Faithful, the frequency of the famous geyser’s eruptions have actually varied quite a bit over centuries. 800 years ago, Old Faithful went quiet long enough to allow some tree growth near the geyser itself.  This phenomenon implored researchers to try and figure out why this was. After carefully analyzing some…

Climate Crisis will be the topic of discussion this Saturday. Wyoming Rising is sponsoring a presentation and open discussion regarding Wyoming’s response to the climate crisis and steps our community can take to be more self-sustaining in the event of dangerous changes. Mary Keller, an Associate Lecturer and the University of Wyoming, will be presenting…


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