Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"Native American Tribes To Co-Manage National Monument For First Time"

"The Biden administration has reached a historic agreement to give five Native American tribes more say over the day-to-day management of a national monument in Utah, marking a new chapter in the federal government’s often-fraught relationship with tribes."

Source: Washington Post, 06/21/2022

"Yellowstone Floods Wipe Out Roads, Bridges, Strand Visitors"

"Massive floodwaters ravaged Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities Monday, washing out roads and bridges, cutting off electricity and forcing visitors to evacuate parts of the iconic park at the height of summer tourist season."

Source: AP, 06/14/2022

Going Beyond Sensational Drought Headlines Gives Local Audiences News They Need

As drought continues to afflict the southwestern United States, New Mexico PBS correspondent and producer Laura Paskus writes that environmental journalists must bring home its impact on local communities, while translating the science, making the connection with climate change and holding public officials accountable. Plus, reporting resources and a reminder that the story is too big for any one journalist.

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April 6, 2022

DEADLINE: IJNR Workshop — Wildfire on the Range

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists to an expenses-paid workshop in Boise, Idaho, May 11-13 2022, to meet with wildfire experts, travel into the field and hear firsthand from those tasked with managing fire and mitigating its impacts. Priority will be given to journalists of color. Apply by Apr 6.

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Colorado Oil And Gas Regulators Approve ‘Strongest’ Financial Rules

"Colorado regulators on Tuesday approved a sweeping set of new financial requirements for oil and gas companies that operate within the state, completing the last major rule change mandated by a landmark drilling reform law passed by Democrats in the General Assembly three years ago."

Source: Colorado Newsline, 03/03/2022

Hank the Tank: Massive Bear Breaks Into Dozens Of Homes Near Lake Tahoe

"It's not easy for a 500-pound bear to sneak around a neighborhood — and it sounds impossible for one to break into a house through a small window. But the animal known as Hank the Tank is no ordinary bear: California's wildlife agency says he has broken into at least 28 homes in South Lake Tahoe...."

Source: NPR, 02/22/2022

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