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Idaho businesses, industry, agencies, other groups come together at 'Climate Summit':


From increased agricultural pests and disease, to longer, smokier wildfire seasons, to spreading invasive species, Idaho's economy is already being seriously impacted by climate change, said participants ...


Lawmakers consider changing the rules for small wind farms that sell to Wyoming utilities:


Wyoming wind is in demand, but as the industry changes so should the regulations that govern it, according to some state lawmakers. Small wind farms that have cropped up in the state benefit from a ...


How the Government Hid Fracking's Risk to Drinking Water:


The "Halliburton loophole" exempts oil and gas companies from having to answer to the Clean Water Act for the chemicals they use for fracking. A new report says the government covered up scientists' ...


A Smart Recycling Bin Could Sort Your Waste for You:




Spokane's Waste-to-Energy plant:


This week, Spokane signed an extension of its deal with Avista Utilities Corp. to sell excess electricity generated at Spokane's Waste-to-Energy plant, a deal valued at between $5 million and $5.5 million ...


Digital Infrastructure Should Be a Part of Any New U.S. Project, Experts Say:


"If you're going to rebuild the street, put the right sensors in it so we can make better decisions later. We need to build infrastructure for the future, for the next 50 years, not for the last 20." by ...


America First? Trump Energy Cuts Would Eliminate Billions of Dollars in Direct Savings to Consumers :




High Plains Aquifer's Depletion Threatens Rural Areas:


Farmers say they're trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements By Bruce Finley | bfinley@denverpost.com ...


Are IoT-Enabled Smart Meters the Next Step for Utility Providers?:




Rural Arkansas program offers example of energy savings through efficiency:


Low-to-moderate income renters and homeowners in rural Arkansas are reaping the savings from a program they pay for themselves over time to improve energy efficiency in their house or apartment. Tammy ...


Energy-market expert Tyson Slocum to address Northern Plains Resource Council annual meeting - 11/10-11 - Billings, Montana:


In a few short years, Tyson Slocum says, advances in the efficiency of power-storage batteries will have reached the point of making renewable energy "grid-comparable." That means the cost of installing ...


These innovative solutions to climate change are making serious waves:


Climate change is undoubtedly one of the most pressing issues facing our global community. Though the jury is still out on whether the planet's warming climate is to blame for recent events like Hurricane ...


EPA's Pruitt vows to continue rolling back rules despite alarming climate report:


EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said a newly released government report that lays most of the blame for the rise of global temperatures to human activity won't deter him from continuing to roll back the ...


Can Puerto Rico Be The Model For A Renewables-Powered Energy System?:


As the island rebuilds from Hurricane Maria, renewable energy storage companies like Sonnen and Tesla are constructing microgrids on the island to create a more resilient system before the next storm ...


Senator Tester Demands the Forest Service Listen to Montana Scientists:


After Catastrophic Fire Season, Senator Calls for Expert Voices at the Table (U.S. Senate)--Senator Jon Tester is defending Montana fire experts and calling on the U.S. Forest Service to ...


House Tax Proposal Unsettles the US Wind Industry:




Climate science forums set in Miles City 11/8, Havre 11/10, Fort Peck 11/9 :


Three climate science forums will be held in Eastern Montana next week, sponsored by the Montana Institute on Ecosystems. The institute, jointly operated by Montana State University and the University ...


Report: Developing a wind farm is cheaper than ever:




Bill Nye Thinks Science Will Survive the Trump Administration:


Bill Nye is perhaps best known for the zany persona he cultivated for years as a science educator -- always filled with cheer for the subject matter at hand. But that fun zaniness disappears in the ...


Free Montana Premier Documentary Film - Bill Nye: Science Guy - 11/9 - Missoula, Montana:


Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now the CEO of The Planetary ...


Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause:


It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers. The climate ...


Helena Industries to end E-Recycling program:


Helena Industries announced Wednesday that they are discontinuing their Big Sky E-Recycling program. Effective immediately Helena Industries will no longer collect electronics and have closed their ...


Al Gore Has A Lot To Say About Rural America And Climate Change:


Newsy traveled across Middle America for our series "Revolt." Many people want to talk about clean energy and climate change, but one person's name can get kind of divisive out here: Al Gore. He does ...


'We will be toasted, roasted and grilled': IMF chief sounds climate change warning - unprecedented surge in carbon dioxide levels:


Christine Lagarde warns of 'dark future' if the world fails to take steps to address global warming https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/25/we-will-be-toasted-roasted-and-grilled-imf-chief-sounds-climate-change-warning *** Earth ...


Next-Generation Energy Technologies Are Constrained by Outdated Markets. Here's How to Fix Them:




Hybrid nanomaterial extracts hydrogen fuel from seawater:




Flaw in ocean temperature models suggests climate change could be worse than predicted:


A newly published study conducted by a collaborative team of French and Swiss researchers is suggesting a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated. This discovery claims that oceans ...


Stakeholders Shine Light on Koocanusa Pollution in Montana:




Utahns are feeling more extreme summer heat due to climate change, study says:


ยท Most Americans -- and Utahns -- face more days of extreme heat each summer than they did a few decades ago, according to a study that highlights the health effects of that trend. The study released ...


Cars are the future of energy storage:


A number of years ago, one of the smartest entrepreneurs in the electric industry (as evidenced by the timing of his sale of generating assets to a big energy producer) bought a hybrid car. He said it ...

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