Regulators are looking into claims that a luxury development has been quietly manipulating the banks of the Snake River, though the owner insists he was lawfully protecting his property.
Contamination's cause is unknown as homeowners face higher costs.
Thick brush made it touch to muscle through to the stream bank, but once we reached the water's edge, a messy meander of riffles, runs, pools, snags, cobbles and sediment-clouded water unfolded before us....
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) are advising the public to avoid and keep animals away from blue-green algae blooms in Wyoming's lakes and reservoirs and to report suspected blooms to DEQ.
By Celestine Duncan, sourced from Techline
Teton County Wyoming lies in the heart of the Yellowstone Ecosystem and is home to some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth. Rugged peaks, high-elevation lakes, meandering rivers, and broad meadows characterize the 2.7 million acres. More than 97 percent of the county is public land, including Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, the National Elk Refuge, and about 40 percent of Yellowstone National Park...
By Tony Schick, sourced from OPB
Homes located near or inside forests are a big complication for managing wildfires. Forest managers find themselves under increasing pressure to suppress natural fires because of the risk of nearby homes igniting.
But experts now say keeping those homes from burning could be cheaper and simpler than previously thought.