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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
The final ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from the list of endangered and threatened species will give jurisdiction over the bears to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

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Military Airstrips Are Poisoning People’s Wells
Washington state’s plan to deal with the water supply problem is six years behind schedule.
Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US
Temperatures in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada soared to nearly 120 degrees this week.
Lawsuit seeks reassessment of predator control program
The suit says new studies have questioned whether killing predators protects livestock.
Forestry officials fretful of flammable cheatgrass outbreak
A wet winter and spring has led to taller, thicker patches of the grass.
Fleet of aircraft helps crews fighting California wildfire
Crews are contending with another day of oppressive heat as they try to beat back a 1,200-acre wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner joins call for emergency CRP haying and grazing
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows all of North Dakota being either abnormally dry or in some stage of drought.
Oregon rivers see historically low counts of steelhead fish
ODFW says years of poor ocean conditions and drought have limited the steelhead’s food supply.
Utah facility will turn food waste into power, fertilizer
Wasatch Resource Recovery will use 360 tons of solid waste daily that would otherwise rot in landfills.
Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation
The Amazon deal signals a massive bet that people will opt more for the convenience of online orders and delivery or in-store pickup.
Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling
A March 2016 decision by the Department of Agriculture allowed imported meat to be sold as U.S. products, the lawsuit says.