energy development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Does Not Officially Track Health Impacts From Energy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-does-not-officially-track-health-impacts-energy <p>As energy development increases across the country many states are starting to look into whether or not it would be a good idea to set up data bases to track possible health impacts directly attributed to energy development.&nbsp; Colorado has developed an extensive system within its Department of Health to track and investigate health care impacts.&nbsp; The State of Wyoming has not developed such a data base. Doctor Tracy Murphy is the state epidemiologist. He says the Department of Health rare fields calls of that nature.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:55:44 +0000 Bob Beck 60529 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Does Not Officially Track Health Impacts From Energy Otters Flee Energy Production, Study Finds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/otters-flee-energy-production-study-finds <p>Researchers at the University of Wyoming have found that energy development is scaring off river otters in the Upper Green River Basin.</p><p>Scientists counted the number of otters in several waterways throughout the Upper Green River Basin in western Wyoming. The rivers farther away from energy development had dozens of otters, but the New Fork River had only two.</p><p>Report co-author Merav Ben-David says research shows that otters don’t like the noise and commotion associated with development, and she says another concern could be water contamination.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:20:47 +0000 Willow Belden 58912 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Otters Flee Energy Production, Study Finds New Study To Investigate Declines In Pronghorn Populations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-study-investigate-declines-pronghorn-populations <p>Wyoming’s pronghorn populations have been&nbsp;declining&nbsp;rapidly in the last ten years and&nbsp;a coalition of groups including&nbsp;the University of Wyoming and Game and Fish are trying to figure out why.&nbsp; In 2010,&nbsp;there were over 500,000 pronghorn in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp;Today, that number has dropped to a little more than 400,000.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:54:33 +0000 Melodie Edwards 54766 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Study To Investigate Declines In Pronghorn Populations Study finds broad support for conservation of public lands http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-finds-broad-support-conservation-public-lands <div><p>A study commissioned by the Center for American Progress found that voters in western states think that there should be more balance between conservation and energy development.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:53:59 +0000 Willow Belden 42462 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study finds broad support for conservation of public lands Conservation group retires forest land from energy development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conservation-group-retires-forest-land-energy-development <p>Tens of thousands of acres of land in the Bridger-Teton National Forest have been retired, protecting the land from energy development. But the conservation group leading the effort, Trust for Public Lands, still has some work to do to protect a tract of land in the Upper Hoback Basin.</p><p>The group raised $8.75 dollars last year to buy oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of land from Plains Exploration and Production Company.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:27:14 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38537 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conservation group retires forest land from energy development