A National Science Foundation-funded study, conducted in Idaho, was the first to show real-world observations of silver iodide forming ice crystals inside clouds and falling out as precipitation.
Western states rich in coal, oil and natural gas—among them Wyoming, New Mexico and Montana—already rely heavily on those industries and have had their budgets hit hard in recent years by falling energy prices.
A massive influx of visitors to places along the “path of totality” is a public safety challenge and operational challenge.
“They might as well form a shotgun posse to kill off the species directly,” according to a Center for Biological Diversity activist.
On average, coal miners represent 52 of every 1,000 people in the counties where 50 percent of the workforce is found
Wyoming is the latest state to cut spending for K-12 schools.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Minnesota’s numerous state secrecy provisions; Texas legislature vs. local governments; and some Maine schools may see big budget cuts.
During a U.S. Senate committee hearing, doubts emerge whether public-private partnerships can meet the needs of non-urban areas.
“It’s just a matter of taking what we have and being smarter with those dollars,” Marian Orr told Route Fifty.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More gridlock ahead in Minn. state government; tropical bedbug worries in Florida; a Calexit for the Golden State?
Most states saw gains, except for two with significant fossil fuels sectors.
Non-motorized activities like backpacking, research of 11 western states in 2014 shows, generated around $1.8 billion in spending in communities within 50 miles of "quiet recreation" sites.
State and Local Daily Digest: Wyo.’s Natural Resource Explorer; Tenn. Senator Wants to De-Annex Then Doesn’t
Also in our news roundup: A micro-housing model city; Pennsylvania takes to medical marijuana; and Maine braces for budworms.
“Rather than shutting coal down,” Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said, “let’s find solutions to make it better.”
The state’s DOT hopes advanced communications will gather and distribute better information about hazards on Interstate 80, especially in winter.
A new brief from the U.S. Department of Energy outlines some of the fiscal ramifications of the energy industry declines in six states.
Residents in Arizona, Nevada and Southern California should be paying the most attention to the Interior Department’s new, interactive drought tool.
Vote for the best example of policymakers opposing technology in ITIF’s Luddite Award poll.
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