Study: Carnivores' return helps Yellowstone streams

Widespread extermination of wolves, cougars early last century meant elk herds able to grow in size, eating away willow plants and other vegetation along park's streams, causing erosion damage. But in recent years, resurgent populations of wolves and cougars have restored the park's natural balance by knocking back elk numbers and changing the herds' behaviors.

Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections

U.S. Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration's efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction.

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