EPA Issues Early Findings In Flathead Lake Sheen Testing
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has detected low levels of volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile organic compounds in samples taken from the oily sheen on the shoreline of Flathead Lake near Somers.
New Data Show Drastic Shrinking In Montana's Glaciers
Newly released data say glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park have shrunk as much as 85 percent since the 1960s, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Some are now so small they’ve lost the characteristics that make them glaciers.
Hear how the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are teaching kids across Western Montana about aquatic invasive species.
This week, the shore of the lower Flathead River west of Ronan is the biggest classroom in Montana. Fourth and fifth graders from across western Montana are here for the River Honoring, an annual event hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, where they learn about the plants and animals native to the reservation.
Montanans talk about what they would like to see changed in healthcare.
Healthcare has again moved toward the top of the agenda in Montana’s special election race for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House. Whichever candidate wins the race, there’s no way they’ll be able to represent everyone in Montana on healthcare.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award recognizes individual schools and entire districts for reducing environmental impact and costs; improving health and wellness; and offering effective environmental education.
Whitefish is the first school district in Montana to receive the award.
BNSF Removes Materials From Flathead Shore As 'Precautionary Measure'
BNSF Railway says that, as a precautionary measure, it has removed material from the shore of Flathead Lake near Somers that has a mysterious, oily sheen. The company thinks the sheen's origin is biological, not man-made.
Sampling Results For Flathead Lake Sheen Expected Monday
BNSF railway and the Environmental Protection Agency are both waiting on sampling results to determine the source of the unidentified sheen on Flathead Lake in Somers. They expect those results back by Monday.