wyoming

Warning: A ‘Shrinking Window’ of Usable Groundwater

Warning: A ‘Shrinking Window’ of Usable Groundwater

By Tara Lohan We’re living beyond our means when it comes to groundwater. That’s probably not news to everyone, but new research suggests that, deep underground in a number of key aquifers in some parts of the U.S., we may have much less water than previously thought. “We found that the average depth of water […]

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    Wyoming Votes to Allow First Grizzly Bear Hunt in 40 Years

    Wyoming Votes to Allow First Grizzly Bear Hunt in 40 Years

    The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the largest grizzly bear hunt in the lower 48 states, despite opposition from environmental groups, tribal nations and wildlife photographers, The Washington Post reported. The vote comes less than a month after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service affirmed its June 2017 decision to […]

    Oakland’s Ban on Coal Shipments Overturned by Judge

    Oakland’s Ban on Coal Shipments Overturned by Judge

    A federal judge Tuesday struck down the city of Oakland’s ban on coal shipments through a planned export terminal. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria ridiculed the city for violating its contract with the developer of the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal in its 2016 ban, writing in his opinion that there is no “substantial […]

    Coal vs. Wind in the Cowboy State

    Coal vs. Wind in the Cowboy State

    By Jeremy Deaton There’s the Wyoming you see on postcards—the snow-dusted mountains and caramel-colored prairies where movie stars build their second homes. But there’s another Wyoming—the one that powers America’s homes and businesses. The Cowboy State churns out more coal than all of Appalachia, and it’s home to some of the strongest winds on the […]

    Hunters Compete to Kill as Many Coyotes as Possible From Sunup to Sundown

    Hunters Compete to Kill as Many Coyotes as Possible From Sunup to Sundown

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint last week on behalf of a Wyoming resident in an attempt to stop an upcoming coyote-killing contest. The “Wyoming Best of the Best” involves teams of hunters vying to kill as many coyotes as possible from sunup to sundown. Non-hunting participants place bets on the teams they […]

    Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy

    Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy

    Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. If passed, utilities that use wind or solar to produce power for Wyoming residents would be penalized with a costly fine of $10-per-megawatt-hour. Under Senate File 71, only six resources—coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and […]