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The unprecedented drought that’s crippling Montana and North Dakota

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A wildfire burns in the Lolo national forest in Montana in August. The severe drought has served as ideal conditions for continued fires. Photograph: Rion Sanders/AP

It came without warning, and without equivalent. Now a flash drought is fueling fires and hurting the lives of those who work the land

September 7, 2017 — When Rick Kirn planted his 1,000 acres of spring wheat in May, there were no signs of a weather calamity on the horizon. Three months later, when he should have been Continue reading The unprecedented drought that’s crippling Montana and North Dakota

US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left

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Meltwater forms a pool at Montana’s glacier national park, where scientists have revealed dramatic levels of shrinkage. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Warming climate makes it ‘inevitable’ that contiguous US will lose all of its glaciers within decades, according to scientists

May 11, 2017 — It’s now “inevitable” that the contiguous United States will lose all of its glaciers within a matter of decades, according to scientists who have revealed the precipitous shrinkage of dozens of glaciers in Montana. Continue reading US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left

At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine

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‘They need to be prepared, and they’re not prepared,’ said a former Montana lawmaker-turned activist. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Incident raises questions about how Trump’s administration would the country’s largest Superfund site from leaking its poisonous mix into other waters

January 24, 2017 — At least 3,000 geese were killed by a toxic stew formed by a former copper mine in Butte, Montana, this weekend, raising questions about how the new Trump administration will handle the largest Superfund site in the country. Continue reading At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine