Climate Change in Montana

A growing body of research bolsters anecdotal evidence: Montana's climate is changing and it's affecting the state's waters, forests, prairie, farms and ranches, fish and wildlife. While scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to the burning of fossil fuels as the leading cause of rapid climate change, this resource library is focused on sharing the stories and research that documents the impact of these changes rather than the causes.

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Resource Library: Climate Change in Montana
The government spends $3 billion a year on wildfire protection, even while wildfires in the Montana are bigger, hotter and more destructive than ever before. A principal reason...
 
Resource Library: Climate Change in Montana
Fifty years ago, Steve Running was in the seventh grade. Back then, music was on vinyl records or on the radio. Phones were attached to cords and not portable. There was no...
 
Resource Library: Climate Change in Montana
Water scarcity will become the most pressing conservation issue as climate change accelerates, according to a Forest Service report issued in August 2012.  And by the end...
 
Resource Library: Climate Change in Montana
A University of Montana study published this week in the international journal Climate Change discovered that late-summer streamflows have decreased in the western United...
 
Resource Library: Climate Change in Montana
For Ryan Busse, hunting and fishing is more than a pastime - it’s his livelihood. From his standpoint as a member of the hunting industry, Busse believes that if we...
 
Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group
Henry Dykema, owner of Sundance Solar Systems in Red Lodge, remembers a new type of sustaining power that was produced when a group of renewable energy businesses from across...
 
Legacies and Projects: New Projects and Visions
Standing near a micro-hydro generators last fall near Philipsburg, my Lego-loving, inner engineer was keenly interested in the technical details—the kilowatt-hours, flow...
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