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Yellowstone to partly reopen after historic flooding

By Annabelle Timsit Photo: David Goldman , AP

“Less than six days ago, Yellowstone National Park was hit with devastating floods,” Park Superintendent Cam Sholly said in the release. “Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our teams and partners, we are prepared to reopen the south loop of Yellowstone.”


In maps, photos and videos, see the full force of Yellowstone’s floods

By N. Kirkpatrick, Jason Samenow, Dylan Moriarty and Laris Karklis Photo: Ryan Schrope/Storyful

Every summer, millions flock to Yellowstone National Park and wait for the reliable eruption of the geyser Old Faithful. This week, visitors were caught in a unpredictable and massive explosion of water that coursed through the region and swept away homes, bridges and roadways.


Floods leave Yellowstone landscape ‘dramatically changed’

By Matthew Brown and Lindsay Whitehurst Photo: Brittany Peterson / Associated Press

Floodwaters that rushed through Yellowstone National Park and surrounding communities earlier this week moved through Montana’s largest city on Wednesday, flooding farms and ranches and forcing the shutdown of its water treatment plant.


Dramatic video shows large house collapsing into Yellowstone River amid historic floods

Photo: Parker Manning , AP

A visitor from Indiana captured dramatic video of a waterfront house in Montana being swept away in a river as a torrent of rain combined with a rapidly melting snowpack caused a deluge of flooding in Yellowstone National Park.


Ryan Zinke makes his ‘energy dominance’ pitch to Montanans

By Maxine Joselow and Others Photo: Melina Mara , The Washington Post

Zinke, a former Navy SEAL and House member, is vying to represent Montana’s newly created 1st District in the western part of the state. He's running against four other Republicans in the primary election scheduled for June 7, although he has raised by far the most money of any GOP candidate.


Fossil fuels v our future: young Montanans wage historic climate fight

By Ray Levy Uyeda Photo: Courtesy of Our Children’s Trust

When Grace Gibson-Snyder was 13, she launched an independent project in her home town of Missoula, Montana, to encourage restaurants not to use single-use plastic containers. She found that youth activism enabled her to press the adults in her life to take the climate crisis seriously. Even if she was too young to vote, she could still be heard.


NorthWestern announces plans to be net-zero on carbon emissions by 2050

By Tom Lutey

In a plan that allows its largest carbon-emitting asset in Montana to continue burning through 2044, NorthWestern Energy announced Thursday it was committed to net-zero emissions by 2050.


UM joins national project to support climate resilience in Indian country

By UM News Service Photo: Maureen McCarthy

The University of Montana is partnering in a new program that provides science-based climate information and services to Native American ranchers and farmers in the Intermountain West.


Climate change is helping invasive species take over trout habitats in Montana

By Erin Blakemore

If you grab your fishing pole and head to a river in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, you may easily make a catch.
But thanks to human-caused climate change, that fish is more likely to be a nonnative species.


Prairies on Fire in Montana Amid a Record December Heat Wave

By Jim Robbins Photo: Lynn Donaldson

Record-high temperatures and powerful winds have sparked a series of unusual December prairie fires in Montana, one of a series of late-season fires across the country amid an unusually warm approach to the winter season.