For the better part of the past century, the American electric power system evolved around large, mostly fossil fuel power plants delivering electricity to residences, businesses and industry through a network of transmission and distribution wires that collectively came to be called the electric grid.
A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found shocking effects from wildfires as the season turns, proving that rampant summer burns go beyond havoc on habitats.
Environmental groups from Montana have petitioned the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to revoke operating permits for a coal company with ties to Russia and an embattled energy company, as well as criminal activity by recently departed executives.
On Thursday, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks bear biologists appealed to the public once again to get rid of anything around their homes that could attract bears, because bears are acting noticeably different this fall.
Calling 40 years of permit delays a federal judge issued his second ruling giving Louisiana-based Solenex LLC the go-ahead to build roads and do exploratory drilling on a 6,200-acre lease in the heart of the Badger-Two Medicine area.
The air quality in Hamilton has reached “very unhealthy” levels while Missoula remains listed as “unhealthy,” though a change in weather patterns could reveal the western Montana sky, at least temporarily.