In the coming years, the cost of those beans and that morning cup of Joe could begin to rise as climate change shrinks the world’s coffee growing regions. And that holds implications for both coffee drinkers in Missoula and those who’ve built a business around the coveted bean.
While Montana’s congressional delegation hailed passage of a bill to extend the license for a hydropower dam on the Rocky Mountain Front this week, a new report suggests the state is falling behind the nation in pursuit of clean energy.
A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do more than a third detected elevated levels of the toxin, according to a federal report released Tuesday. That number could be even lower in Montana.