The decision comes after an analysis found that the BLM’s coal leasing program results in a large subsidy to the coal industry by providing coal at bargain prices with minimal oversight.
Wyoming Recreation & Environment
Conservation group suggests several measures to mitigate impacts.
As the U.S. moves closer to removing Wyoming gray wolf populations from the endangered species list, concerns about the fate of wolves remain.
Are northern Rockies’ gray wolves ready to be delisted as an endangered species? The feds and Wyoming believe so; environmentalists disagree.
Researchers measured the changes in the Yellowstone meadow plant community from 1997 to 2007, including a period of extended drought, and found that shrubs (such as sagebrush) that grow in the drier meadows increased, while flowering plants decreased in number.
The study conducted by forestry researchers supports a “trophic cascade” theory of ecological interdependence — extending to plants, animals, food chains and ecological zones.
Analysis of the plant fossils showed that the plants from before and after the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum were from typical forests for the time, containing relatives of dawn redwood, alder, sycamore, walnut and sassafras.