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The Era Of Autonomous Vehicles Has Arrived

Autonomous vehicles are no longer perpetually “five years away.” They are here now. Planners must act now to ensure they don’t degrade city life.

Enabling citizens to invest in the future of farming

The new model raises funds from citizen investors to purchase land for agroecological farming

Missoulians hurry to get plastic ban on November ballot

Voters may have an opportunity to choose whether to ban some single-use plastics in the City of Missoula, thanks to a court ruling that overturned a recent state law.

New 2024 Great Falls Housing Market Demand Assessment

Bottom line: the data says we need more housing.

City Council hears University of Montana parking plan, and some opposition – There are better alternatives

Cook also suggested that the university’s plan is a result of the city’s own zoning flaws, which he said push students further away from campus living.

New Analysis Platform Shines Light On Utilities’ Solar Energy Future

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with three other national labs, have developed a free online platform to help utilities understand how solar energy projects will affect the operation of their power systems.

Ancient trees reveal last summer hottest in 2,000 years

Clues hidden deep in the trunks of ancient trees have revealed that last summer was the northern hemisphere’s hottest in 2,000 years.

This is how we finally end the 40-hour, 5-day workweek

California Congressperson Mark Takano, who introduced a 32-hour workweek bill, discusses how we can transform the way we think about our work schedules.

Residents seeking to regulate single-use plastic in Missoula

“By taking action at the local level to reduce plastic, we’re not only doing what is best for our environment, but also what is best for our communities now and in the future,” Missoula resident and leader in the national Zero Waste movement and plaintiff Jeremy Drake said in a release, “this action is consistent with the City of Missoula’s ZERO by FIFTY Pathway to Zero Waste Plan and will help move the city closer to its Zero Waste goal.”

Bozeman organizers work to get single-use plastic initiative on ballot

And Bozeman isn’t the only city in Montana where single-use plastic is on the chopping block. Gracey said organizers in Missoula and Billings have plans to submit similar petitions.