natural resources http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Jackson's Great Apes Summit shows need for public involvement http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jacksons-great-apes-summit-shows-need-public-involvement <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson is a long way from the land of the great apes, but this weekend, the world’s leading </span>primatologists<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gathered there to discuss their future.</span></p><p>Gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans have all seen dramatic population declines over the last hundred years. Doug Cress works for the Great Apes Survival partnership, or GRASP, one of the sponsors of the summit. He says the declines can be attributed to a single source.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:13:21 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47331 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson's Great Apes Summit shows need for public involvement Commissioner says quality of life in Campbell County is good thanks to coal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/commissioner-says-quality-life-campbell-county-good-thanks-coal <p>Last week the Congressional House Sub-Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing focusing on the benefits of Powder River Basin coal production for local communities and national energy security.&nbsp; Campbell County Commissioner Dan Coolidge testified that when he moved to Gillette, he never expected to stay. But, he said he was surprised by the impact of coal tax revenues on quality of life there.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:01:49 +0000 Melodie Edwards 43733 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Commissioner says quality of life in Campbell County is good thanks to coal Native American leader says protecting water rights is key for tribes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/native-american-leader-says-protecting-water-rights-key-tribes <p>Native American tribes need to make sure they are protecting their natural resources. Eastern Shoshone Business Council member Wes Martel, from the Wind River Indian Reservation, spoke during a University of Wyoming American Indian Studies program this week. Martel said tribes need to be more careful about the kinds of contracts they enter into for energy development. He added that water is the new gold but very few tribes are taking real steps to secure this resource. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:26:34 +0000 Irina Zhorov 39088 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Native American leader says protecting water rights is key for tribes Two Wyoming mines recognized for reclamation efforts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-wyoming-mines-recognized-reclamation-efforts <p>The Interstate Mining Compact Commission is recognizing two Wyoming mines for their reclamation efforts. The IMCC represents environmental protection interests and awards one non-coal and one coal project each year. The M-I SWACO Bentonite Mine in Big Horn County won the non-coal award and the Bridger Coal Mine received honorable mention in the coal category.</p><p>Department of Environmental Quality spokesman, Keith Guille, says the IMCC only gives two awards each year and it’s significant that Wyoming was recognized for both.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:15:32 +0000 Irina Zhorov 38645 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two Wyoming mines recognized for reclamation efforts WY Senate to continue debate over energy & natural resource curriculum http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-senate-continue-debate-over-energy-natural-resource-curriculum <p>The State Senate has given initial approval to a plan to develop an energy and natural resource curriculum for Wyoming schools.&nbsp; The program will be based on a current agriculture curriculum that helps students learn more about that industry.&nbsp;&nbsp; Glenrock Senator Jim Anderson, a retired school teacher, says the curriculum will help students learn more about the biggest industry in the state.&nbsp; But some Senators are uncomfortable with the state dictating an industry curriculum for schools.&nbsp; Anderson pointed out that districts only have to adopt the program if they want Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:32:04 +0000 Bob Beck 35453 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Senate to continue debate over energy & natural resource curriculum