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Scientists Are Learning More About Fire Tornadoes, The Spinning Funnels Of Flame

Monday, August 23, 2021

Big wildfires create their own weather, and can even spawn tornadoes swirling with smoke and flame. Researchers are trying to determine how often they occur.


The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Researchers who study evidence of fires through the millennia say to expect more and bigger fires as the climate continues to warm. Fire season is already months longer than in the 1970s.


Health Care Workers Try To Bring COVID-19 Patients Joy, Less Isolation As Life Ends

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Medical staff are liaisons to the sick and dying for relatives not allowed at bedsides. The emotional toil at one Montana hospital is a case study of what caregivers are grappling with across the U.S.


As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

Saturday, February 01, 2020

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Barack Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.


Montana Residents Ask Supreme Court To Allow Cleanup Beyond Superfund Requirements

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Montana property owners are suing BP to clean up arsenic pollution left over from mining. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, and businesses worry it could open them up to huge new costs.


As Backcountry Travelers Shift Load To Goats, National Forests Eye Risks

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Hikers and hunters have long relied on horses, mules and llamas to carry gear on long backcountry trips. Now, many are getting into goats. Many say they're superior, but critics see risks to wildlife.


Food Assistance Payments Came Early But Have To Last Until March

Sunday, January 20, 2019

People who got their February food assistance payments early don't know when their food money for March will come as the federal government shutdown continues.


Grizzlies Have Recovered, Officials Say; Now Montanans Have To Get Along With Them

Monday, September 03, 2018

A healthy population of grizzlies in and around Glacier National Park means the bear may come off the endangered species list. But more bears mean more confrontations with humans.