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Monster from the Past

What a giant snake from 58 million years B.C. may be telling us about climate change.

Iowa: Corn and Climate

Congress helped bolster the corn ethanol business in Iowa by mandating the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005. But scientists are concerned about…

Montana: Trout and Drought

Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout th…

Human-caused warming threatens to worsen Western droughts

Montana Average March Temperature

Average March air temperatures in Montana from 1950 to the present.

Northern Rockies Forest Wildfires

Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana.

Droughts are a natural part of the American West

Montana Average March Temperature

Average March air temperatures in Montana from 1950 to the present.

Northern Rockies Forest Wildfires

Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana

Beetle infestations can turn forests from CO2 absorbers to releasers

Western wildfires are increasing

Recent warming in Montana seems to have human fingerprints

Recent warming in the West seems to have human fingerprints

March in Montana has warmed sharply since 1950

Scientists project warmer springs in Montana

Water over 70°F is generally lethal for trout

Montana has seen less snow over the past fifty years

Tailwater fisheries may be partly insulated from climate change

Rising temperatures threaten to reduce western trout habitat

Scientists project warmer springtimes in the American West