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Montana Wind Generates More Power When The Region Needs It, But Can We Get It?
Of the nearly 8,700 megawatts of wind generation in the region, under 700 megawatts are in Montana and just over 5,700 megawatts of wind power is sited in the Columbia Gorge. If Montana’s wind resource is so promising, why isn’t there more?

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Montana Wind Generates More Power When The Region Needs It, But Can We Get It?

Of the nearly 8,700 megawatts of wind generation in the region, under 700 megawatts are in Montana and just over 5,700 megawatts of wind power is sited in the Columbia Gorge. If Montana’s wind resource is so promising, why isn’t there more?



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Cold-water Species In A Warming Climate
A warming climate, habitat degradation, and predation by an introduced species threaten native bull trout in Montana, but a joint effort involving Montana, the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and an an international agreement with British Columbia aims to protect and restore the cold-water species.

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Cold-water Species In A Warming Climate

A warming climate, habitat degradation, and predation by an introduced species threaten native bull trout in Montana, but a joint effort involving Montana, the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and an an international agreement with British Columbia aims to protect and restore the cold-water species.



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Retiring Northwest Coal Plants and Keeping the Lights On
According to the Council's assessment of the Pacific Northwest's power supply, we should have an adequate supply through 2020,although the planned retirements of four coal plants by 2022 means that the region will have ...

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Retiring Northwest Coal Plants and Keeping the Lights On

According to the Council's assessment of the Pacific Northwest's power supply, we should have an adequate supply through 2020,although the planned retirements of four coal plants by 2022 means that the region will have ...


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Cold Water Refuge
Like people seeking shade outside on a hot day, salmon and steelhead look for pockets of cold water as they migrate home from the ocean to spawn, a search that will become increasingly important, and perhaps more difficult, as the climate warms.

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Cold Water Refuge

Like people seeking shade outside on a hot day, salmon and steelhead look for pockets of cold water as they migrate home from the ocean to spawn, a search that will become increasingly important, and perhaps more difficult, as the climate warms.


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