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Smoke fouls air as fires, heat hammer northern Rockies

BILLINGS, Mont. – Record-breaking heat hammered the northern Rockies on Tuesday and smoke from dozens of large wildfires drove pollution to unhealthy levels – a grim but increasingly familiar situation for a region racked by drought.

Oregon governor signs ambitious clean energy bill

PORTLAND – Oregon’s clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100% clean electricity sources, was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday.

Tesla reaches milestone with first $1B quarterly profit

Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage that has caused major headaches for other automakers.

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical.

Flathead forest continues work to restore whitebark pine

WHITEFISH, Mont. – Tiny whitebark pine trees just a few inches tall peaked out from behind old stumps and logs along a mountainside just outside of Whitefish Mountain Resort’s boundary near the Hellroaring Basin.

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

BLY, Ore. – The nation’s largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California.

EXPLAINER: As wildfire smoke spreads, who’s at risk?

BILLINGS, Mont. – Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on the East Coast. And experts say the phenomenon is becoming more common as human-caused global warming stokes bigger and more intense blazes.