Items by Sarah Jane Keller

Fish and Wildlife declines to list wolverines as endangered
Climate changes for wolverine listing
Climate changes for wolverine listing
What good can the Endangered Species Act do in a warming world?
Colorado River Basin groundwater levels drop even faster than reservoirs
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation amid a rash of illegal dumping.
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Scientists and snowmobilers team up for smarter wolverine management.
Feel-good salmon farms
Hunting for conservation dollars
Hunting for conservation dollars
State wildlife agencies struggle to broaden funding as their duties expand.
Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths
Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths
South-central Montanans oppose new drilling, forewarned by fracking’s impacts in other states.
How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
'Top-two' primary systems banish third parties from the ballot.
From paradise paved to paradise saved?
From paradise paved to paradise saved?
New parking technologies and policies could mean less driving and less asphalt in cities.
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
A recent study of the bears’ diets has spurred a move toward ending endangered protections.
The Latest: First federal prosecution of wind farm bird deaths
The Latest: First federal prosecution of wind farm bird deaths
Million dollar fine for Duke Energy in Wyoming.
Montana tribes will be the first to own a hydroelectric dam
Montana tribes will be the first to own a hydroelectric dam
The three tribes of the Flathead Reservation may see significant economic and cultural benefits.
The Latest: California is first state to ban lead ammunition to protect condors
The Latest: California is first state to ban lead ammunition to protect condors
Utah and Arizona have voluntary incentive programs.
Western GOP governors buck their party on Obamacare
Western GOP governors buck their party on Obamacare
How three Western Republicans are defying party ideology by accepting the Medicaid expansion.
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
Under Gov. Susana Martinez, the state is rolling back some of its strongest environmental protections.