Climate Change and Coffee

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.


EPA to Help Schools Test Drinking Water for Lead

The Environmental Protection Agency is making $20 million available for states and tribes to voluntarily test drinking water for lead at schools and childcare facilities.


Sugar Beets' Environmental Toll Isn't That Sweet

Three Western Sugar Cooperative facilities landed among the top 20 polluters in a recent report released by two environmental groups.


Report: Montana falling behind nation in transition to renewable energy sources

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.


Most schools don't test water for lead, national report finds. Few Montana schools are required to.

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.