threats http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Researchers try curbing West Nile with fish, to protect sage grouse http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/researchers-try-curbing-west-nile-fish-protect-sage-grouse <p>One of the main things that threatens sage grouse is human development and fragmentation of their habitat. But another big worry is West Nile Virus.</p><p>The disease is carried by mosquitoes, and researchers are now testing a new method for keeping mosquitoes in check. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with Brad Fedy, who’s leading the project. He says West Nile Virus is a major concern for sage grouse.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:26:26 +0000 Willow Belden 44763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Researchers try curbing West Nile with fish, to protect sage grouse Thriving trona industry could face threats from environmental regulations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/thriving-trona-industry-could-face-threats-environmental-regulations <p>Trona mining is a widely forgotten part of the state’s extraction industries. But in Sweetwater County, it’s a big deal. Just west of Green River, there’s a hidden labyrinth of tunnels far below I-80. And the industry is a major part of the county’s economy. But some worry that environmental issues could be a major burden for trona mining. Amanda Le Claire has more.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:23:18 +0000 Amanda LeClaire 44762 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Thriving trona industry could face threats from environmental regulations