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This week in environmental news ...

Wyoming grapples with the ongoing spread of fatal chronic wasting disease, Grand Teton National Park gains 35 acres and lawsuits get underway for grizzly conflicts and wolverines. The Jackson Hole Airport also needs a new runway while plans to aerially shoot Teton mountain goats faces a backlash. — Mike

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Gov. Gordon talks big climate change talk

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon spoke forcefully about combating mankind’s catastrophic heating of the planet at a Friday luncheon before journalists, a big change in rhetoric from an executive office that had a climate change denier at the helm just a few years ago. Read more

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CWD spreads slow in parts of Wyoming, fast in others

Two days before Christmas, disease biologist Jared Rogerson responded to a report of a sorry-looking buck mule deer in a fringe Pinedale neighborhood. Read more

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Third of six Resor parcels conveyed to Teton Park

Unbeknownst to the general public at the time, Grand Teton National Park gained a 35-acre inholding just north of Teton Village. Read more

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Bridger-Teton grizzly deaths target of impending lawsuit

Two coalitions of environmental advocacy groups say they intend to take the federal government to court over a Bridger-Teton National Forest grazing plan expected to cause up to five-dozen grizzly bear deaths over the next decade. Read more

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Bridger-Teton grizzly deaths target of impending lawsuit

Two coalitions of environmental advocacy groups say they intend to take the federal government to court over a Bridger-Teton National Fores… Read more

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Local NGOs join wolverine lawsuit

A two-decades-running legal fight to establish federal protection for the wolverine — an alpine species scientists say is imperiled — is ad… Read more

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Two prized Jackson Hole streams polluted by E. coli

Two cherished streams draining the most central, developed parts of Jackson Hole are now listed as “impaired” by environmental regulators d… Read more

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EcoWatch, Jan. 22

Gas field boards meet

The Jonah Interagency Office and Pinedale Anticline Project Office boards of directors are scheduled to meet on Thursday in Cheyenne. Read more

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