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Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat

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A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area. A wildlife advocacy group that sued to stop the Greater Red ...

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Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West

Scientists plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. By next summer, the first Aquatic Environmental DNA Atlas will be available for the public. Boise-based U.S. Forest Service ...

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Chubbuck company launches crowdfunding campaign for portable solar charger (access required)

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The Chubbuck company Inergy Solar is well into another crowdfunding campaign and is hoping to match last year’s success. Inergy Solar, which creates portable solar-powered generators, was founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of Big Dog Solar, a Pocatello company that ...

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Rocky Mountains ski resorts delay Thanksgiving openings

Ski resorts in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah have been forced to delay opening for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or have few ski runs open because unseasonably warm weather limited their ability to produce man-made snow. In Wyoming, ...

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Massive project proposed to remove juniper trees to aid sage grouse

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Federal officials are proposing one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse, a plan that might also benefit cattle ranchers. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Nov. 21 announced it ...

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Workplace culture can play a big role in hiring (access required)

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Organizations known for having a good company culture say it’s important to focus on and value employees because that made them more productive and more likely to stay with the company, reducing the expense and inefficiency of employee turnover. “People ...

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Idaho lawmakers struggle with health coverage solutions

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A small, bipartisan group of Idaho lawmakers says the Republican-dominated Legislature must find a way to provide health care to the state’s low-income uninsured population in 2017. However, the legislative panel fell short from backing a specific proposal during its ...

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Q & A: How will a Trump presidency affect employers? (access required)

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The law firm Fisher Phillips consulted its partners that specialize in various sectors of the labor industry to determine how employers could be most affected by a Trump presidency. Ed Harold, regional managing partner of Fisher Phillips in New Orleans, ...

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Restaurant researchers: More red wine leads to more desserts

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Restaurant servers who are trying to sell the dessert menu should start by promoting red wine to their diners. That’s what data collected by restaurant management platform Upserve has found. Upserve looked at more than 29,000 checks, excluding takeout and delivery, ...

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