WPR News
8:31 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Bills would get PBS to more Wyo. satellite customers

Cheyenne, WY – Federal law makes it impossible for satellite television subscribers in most of Wyoming to receive Wyoming PBS, but two bills in a U.S. House committee would change
that.

Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has written one bill and is supporting another that would allow satellite television customers to get local programming from outside their designated local programming area.

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WPR News
8:29 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Environmental groups and snowmobilers clash over Canada lynx

Cheyenne, WY – Six environmental groups have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by snowmobilers to challenge a critical habitat designation for Canada lynx.

An attorney for the environmentalists said Monday the groups want to make sure that U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer in Cheyenne gets all the information he needs and doesn't hear just one side of the case.

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WPR News
6:33 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Wyoming auto dealers have mixed feelings toward Cash for Clunkers

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming car dealers got a big boost from the "cash for clunkers" incentive program. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has more

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12:43 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Economist Sorts through Cap and Trade Versus Carbon Tax

Wyoming – Later this fall, Congress will put the finishing touches on Cap and Trade legislation that has many in Wyoming squirming. The belief is that it could hurt consumers as well as Wyoming's energy industry. University of Wyoming Economist Jason Shogren tells Bob Beck that Cap and Trade will certainly be felt in Wyoming

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12:41 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Clean Coal Explained

Wyoming – Later this fall, Congress will put the finishing touches on Cap and Trade legislation that has many in Wyoming squirming. The belief is that it could hurt consumers as well as Wyoming's energy industry. University of Wyoming Economist Jason Shogren tells Bob Beck that Cap and Trade will certainly be felt in Wyoming

12:39 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Wyoming Toad Brings Hope to Researchers

Wyoming – The Wyoming Toad lives only in the Laramie Basin, in Albany County. Its population dropped in the 1980s, due to habitat loss and other factors. By 1995, it was thought to be extinct in the wild. Now, the toad is showing researchers that there might be hope for amphibian species worldwide threatened by a deadly fungus. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has this story.

12:38 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Yellowstone's Volcano

Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park sits atop one of the biggest volcanoes on earth. The volcano was once thought to be extinct.... but scientists now thing it could erupt again, possibly with devastating consequences for those of us living in the Rocky Mountain West. Joel Achenbach is a reporter for the Washington Post. He wrote a cover story about the Yellowstone volcano for the August issue of National Geographic. He tells Addie Goss about his article paints a picture of what's underneath America's oldest national park.

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12:34 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Living on a Dollar a Day

Wyoming – Two University of Wyoming students spent their July living on a tight budget. They spent a dollar a day on food to experience first hand what it is like to be extremely poor, hoping to raise awareness of hunger in the process. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay visited the students with a week to go in their experiment.

12:31 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

Clean Coal Explained

Wyoming – Coal has long had a reputation as a dirty fuel... and now there's concern about the carbon dioxide released when coal is burned. As some consider the future of the coal industry, the Environment Report's Matt Sepic has this look at the science behind so-called "clean coal."

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