Western lawmakers turn sights on endangered wolves after courts block public hunts

Western lawmakers turn sights on endangered wolves

Some Western senators sponsor bill to exempt wolves from federal protections

Bill would exempt wolves from federal protection

Montana, Idaho would kill up to 236 endangered wolves under plans submitted to feds

Montana, Idaho send wolf hunting plans to feds

Plans to haul giant oil refinery loads over scenic highway sparks big fight in Idaho, Montana

Plans to haul big oil refinery loads spark battle

Otter ad says alternative energy is top priority, Allred says governor is greenwashing record

Allred says Otter energy ad greenwashes record

With hungry bears roaming the West, leaving food in easy-to-reach places is a boo-boo

Poor berry crop pushes hungry bears near humans

Idaho foliage defies idea that autumn color is something only found in the East

Idaho in the fall: A subtle beauty all its own

Federal judge says BLM must release names, addresses of grazing permit holders across the West

Judge: BLM must release names of permit holders

New ways to kill wolves sought despite species’ return to endangered list

Endangered or not, wolf killings set to expand

Companies clamor for Congress to extend grant that propped up renewable power in recession

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Growers say USDA must act soon after judge’s ruling raises questions about US sugar supply

Growers: USDA must act, prevent sugar supply issue

Idaho sugar beet farmers troubled by judge’s decision on genetically modified seeds

ID sugar beet farmers troubled by judge’s decision

Federal cleanup of former toxic mine site in Idaho draws local opposition

Superfund cleanup in Idaho draws local opposition

APNewsBreak: Montana, Idaho consider wolf ‘research hunts’ for endangered wolves

APNewsBreak: ‘Research hunts’ weighed for wolves

Wildlife advocates say Rocky Mountain wolf ruling buys time to create a better management plan

Wildlife advocates hail Rocky Mountain wolf ruling

Judge orders endangered species protections reinstated for gray wolf in Montana and Idaho

Judge orders protections reinstated for gray wolf

Scientific petition cries wolf; seeks fed protection for the predators across historic range

Petition seeks to have wolves howl across US

Biologists say salmon, steelhead returns on Columbia River above 10-year average

Good fish return on Columbia, Snake rivers

EPA raises concern about Monsanto’s pollution-control dam at Idaho phosphate mine

EPA concerned about Monsanto pollution control dam

Federal appeals court affirms decision opposing species protection for giant Palouse earthworm

Appeals court denies earthworm protection

SPOKANE, Wash. — The giant Palouse earthworm isn’t that big, doesn’t spit and doesn’t smell like lilies, and now a federal court has decided it is not time to grant the worm endangered species protection.

Judge hears arguments on whether to restore federal protection for wolves in Montana, Idaho

Judge hears arguments in federal wolf case

Idaho geothermal company closer to getting $102M federal loan to help build Oregon power plant

Idaho geothermal company closer to $102M loan

Montana dam to overflow in effort to encourage endangered fish to spawn down river in Idaho

Mont. dam to overflow to help ancient fish spawn

Forest Service issues new wilderness film rules; some say agency caved to political pressure

Forest Service issues new wilderness filming rules

Badgers and skunk that were supposed to shoo away pelicans from Idaho island take off

Badgers, skunk bail off pelican island in Idaho

Montana aims to reduce its wolf population for the first time since being reintroduced

Mont. aims to reduce wolf numbers for first time

National fire center forecasts more wildfires in northern Rockies after little snow

Fire center: Northern Rockies face big fire year

Montana could nearly triple wolf hunt quota; Idaho, too, considering increase

Montana, Idaho consider increased wolf hunt quotas

APNewsBreak: University of Idaho scientists find several fabled giant Palouse earthworms

APNewsBreak: Idaho scientists find fabled worm

Environmentalist wary of oversized Exxon project’s plans to transport through Idaho, Montana

Idaho group wary of Exxon oil project route

Food waste dilemma had restaurant squirming; owner finds answer in bin of worms

Diners in the basement: Restaurant feeds worms too

New company picked to manage radioactive waste cleanup at Idaho National Laboratory

New company hired to manage waste removal at INL

AP Enterprise: Cruise line, NASA got swine flu shots early on; CDC says system worked well

AP Enterprise: NASA, cruise line got flu shots

Petroleum groups relieved sage grouse won’t be listed as threatened or endangered in West

Energy groups relieved sage grouse won’t be listed

Sage grouse won’t be listed as threatened or endangered; a boost to wind and petro in the West

Grouse won’t be listed as endangered or threatened

Sage grouse won’t be listed as threatened or endangered, to join candidates for protection

Interior: Grouse listing warranted but precluded

Finding on sage grouse could significantly affect renewable energy, oil and gas, in West

Interior to announce sage grouse finding Friday

Idaho and US sign deal giving landowners incentive to protect chicken-sized sage grouse

Idaho deal urges landowners to protect sage grouse

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes sue to stop swap of Simplot-owned land with BLM property in Idaho

Tribes sue over Simplot land swap in Idaho

Convicted Idaho feedlot manager fined $5,000, given home confinement for breaking water law

Convicted Idaho feedlot manager fined $5,000

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