Draft Tongue River Railroad study released

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Draft Tongue River Railroad study released Montanans concerned about condemnation, rail congestion BILLINGS, Mont. — The federal Surface Transportation Board released the long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Tongue River Railroad (TRR) on Friday, April 17. The proposed coal-hauling railroad would connect the proposed Otter Creek strip mine in southeastern Montana to […]

Speaker sees local economic growth through local foods

Ken Meter checks out some of Billings' locally grown food on Tuesday, March 31. (Northern Plains Resource Council photo)

  Speaker sees local economic growth through local foods What would $5 a week buy you? If every Billings resident spent $5 on Montana homegrown foods, it would mean about $31 million for Billings’ economy. That was the message Ken Meter, a food systems analyst from the Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, brought to more […]

The Beauty of the Science Fair

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  The Beauty of the Science Fair  ~Samantha Lewis Everyone speaks of ‘the good old days.’ Whether they are talking about better movies, easier times, a world where families once sat around the dinner table every night and spoke (without cell phones to stare at) – there are all kinds of conversations about what was […]

Allowing Kids to Help the World

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  Allowing Kids to Help the World ~ Samantha Lewis Have you ever heard of The Kids Ecology Corps (KEC)? Well, if you haven’t, then you need to head to that all-powerful computer of yours and look it up. There are many reasons why you need to – with the biggest one being that for […]

Solar Pump Technology Earns Blue Ribbon in the Lone Star State

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  Solar Pump Technology Earns Blue Ribbon in the Lone Star State   In the immense state of Texas, water is the key ingredient for all landowners to keep property thriving. And with every step that solar technology takes, the ability for Texas landowners to discover and utilize far more beneficial ways to help store […]

Fear of Historical Destruction Grows

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  Fear of Historical Destruction Grows ~ Samantha Lewis We talk about green “news.” We talk about unity and striving to come together in order to build a better life for the generations coming up behind. We replace, rejuvenate and rehabilitate when it comes to everything from habitats to cities and towns across the globe. […]

The Roar is Back Bringing Ecotourism Numbers Higher

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  The Roar is Back Bringing Ecotourism Numbers Higher ~ Samantha Lewis The first report that came out was a harsh one to hear. The number had gone from 40,000 at the turn of the last century to barely 1400 tigers that were roaming India. Poaching had become an astronomical business, and habitats were being […]

A Tradition Needing to Go Green

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  A Tradition Needing to Go Green ~ Samantha Lewis Let’s face it, the last thing anyone was thinking about during the famous Carnival time in New Orleans, was the fact that there may have been toxic chemicals all around them. From the objects tossed into the crowd to the parade route itself, the well-known […]