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Fire and ice: Glacier superintendent details climate change challenges facing park:


On Sept. 20, Glacier National Park's https://www.npca.org/parks/glacier-national-park?s_src=g_grants_ads&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIm6fLn4391gIVCmh-Ch2e2QWkEAAYASAAEgKWWvD_BwE iconic Going-to-the-Sun road closed ...


Engineer Accidentally Discovers Safer Way To Transport Oil:


While we are getting out of the fossil fuel industry, more improvements are still being made in how we use oil and gas -- sometimes accidentally. A professor at the University of Calgary was able ...


Zero by Fifty - Missoula's waste reduction plan gears up for its public debut:


There's a vibe in the air at Home ReSource as members of Missoula's Zero Waste Advisory Committee gather for their open house. From the waste reduction station to the action strategies set about the room, ...


This biodegradable water bottle breaks down when it's empty:


Your water bottle could one day start to biodegrade the moment you finish drinking, if a visionary piece of design becomes reality. The brainchild of Icelandic product design student Ari Jónsson, the ...


L.A. Has a Streetlight That Can Charge Your Car:




World's first "negative emission" power plant turns CO2 into stone:


After opening the world's first commercial Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant designed to pull CO2 out of the air, Swiss company Climeworks is now joining forces with a geothermal power plant in Iceland to ...


As Missoula works on 'zero waste' plan, two new recycling businesses spring up:


Two new businesses in Missoula are taking advantage of putting things to use that would ordinarily end up in the landfill as the city takes steps to reduce waste by a huge amount in the next 30 years. At ...


The Netherlands' sun-powered Nuna9 race car wins the World Solar Challenge:


The Dutch have done it once again. Nuon, the superstar team from the Netherlands, won its third straight championship in the World Solar Challenge, a 1,860-mile (3,000k) solar car race across Australia's ...


App could foster public engagement in Butte's 'environmental story':


Butte-Silver Bow hopes to develop a mobile app that gives residents more information about Superfund sites and lets them pose their own questions and comments to government officials and experts in the ...


Video: Billings, Montana self-sustaining house 1-year later:


I don't want this to just be something that I want to do once because I think it's cool and I don't care. For me, it's all about really trying to change the way we live on this planet." By Melissa ...


Lewistown, Montana film festival fetes solar energy's spread:


Laurie Lohrer and her husband, Roger, installed solar collectors on their property outside of Lewistown about six years ago. "We continue today to consider it the best investment we ever made," she ...


Montana PSC hails repeal of Clean Power Plan; conservation groups sound alarm:


Members of the state's all-Republican Public Service Commission hailed Pruitt's action, noting their own doubts about climate change but also wondering if the power plan has already killed the coal industry. By ...


University of Utah to get half its power from renewable sources under new deal with energy providers:


The University of Utah is preparing to flip the switch on geothermal and solar energy for its Salt Lake City campus. Rocky Mountain Power will deliver electricity to the Salt Lake City campus from ...


Elon Musk says that, if given the green light, he can power Puerto Rico:




Sustainability expo coming to Butte, features Mining City projects:


The Alternative Energy Resources Organization, a Helena-based nonprofit that advocates for sustainability and community resiliency movements, has named Butte the location of its annual expo and fundraising ...


Elon Musk: Tesla can help fix Puerto Rico's ruined electrical grid:


Billionaire innovator Elon Musk is pledging to meet with Puerto Rico's governor to discuss how he could help rebuild the island's ruined electrical grid with reliable renewable energy. After Hurricane ...


Frank talk about wildfires by 6 former smokejumpers:


We can take affirmative steps to moderate global warming, right here in Montana. Our firefighters and our communities demand no less. This summer's catastrophic wildfire season and hazardous, persistent ...


Drowning in plastic: University of Montana recycling program struggles to stay afloat:


UM's understaffed and underfunded recycling program can't keep up with the literal ton of materials they process each day. The program includes two full-time workers, with Stan being one, and two part-time ...


Project for Montana's largest solar farm gets new contract terms:


A 480-acre solar farm slated for Billings received more favorable terms Thursdays as state regulators undid contract restrictions developers said would have made the project nearly impossible. Montana's ...


Microsoft bets on fuel cells to reinvent power-hungry data centers:




Drawdown--The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming:




California Mulls Banning Sales of Cars with Internal Combustion Engines:


Eying European and Asian countries that have set, or are considering timelines to ban sales of cars that emit greenhouse gases, the California governor asked his chief air regulator to see why California ...


Trump Administration favors change in electricity pricing to better reward coal and nuclear power:


The Trump administration is pushing for changes in the way electricity is priced to better reward coal and nuclear power, which face growing competition from natural gas and renewables. David ...


From Wastewater to Energy: New Jersey Partnership Creates 'Sustainable Loop':


The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority will use one million gallons of effluent from its wastewater treatment plant as a form of energy for a nearby power plant, hoping to create a sustainability ...


Utah regulators approve end of net metering, beginning of new deal for Rocky Mountain Power solar customers:


Advocates for solar power in Utah were catching their breath Friday after receiving word that state regulators have approved a settlement intended in part to preserve the viability of the state's solar ...


Stung over bias claims with Wyoming wind project, Rocky Mountain Power now seeks renewable energy ideas in Utah:




Florida residents prohibited from using solar energy after Hurricane Irma:


Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma raged through the state. But homeowners with solar energy installations couldn't use them during the outage - or they'd be breaking the law. ...


The cost of solar power has dropped over 25% in one year:


The clean energy revolution continues and solar is leading the charge. In a recently published report, the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratories documented that the cost ...


Climate report says Montana must adapt to warmer, drier seasons:


Montana's average temperatures are increasing, mountain snowpacks are declining, large wildfires are more frequent, and all that is expected to continue in the coming decades, according to a study of ...


Utilities: Solar Trade Protections Do More Harm Than Good Duke Energy utility-scale solar farm:



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