Rocky Mountain Region http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Homes In Wooded Areas Hinder Wildfire Fighting Efforts http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/homes-wooded-areas-hinder-wildfire-fighting-efforts <p>Yale forestry researchers say wildfires are getting larger and costlier across the nation. Jude Bayham who spoke at the University of Wyoming&nbsp;Wednesday says that the more development that occurs in wild areas, the more complex wildfires become. &nbsp;</p><p>He says the Rocky Mountain region has seen an increase in such homes and it costs more to protect them when a wildfire breaks out. Homes built in wildlands have a direct impact on a wildfire’s cost and size.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:06:58 +0000 Jordan Giese 56280 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Homes In Wooded Areas Hinder Wildfire Fighting Efforts Methane emissions higher than previous estimates http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/methane-emissions-higher-previous-estimates <p>Government estimates of methane emissions from the Rocky Mountain region might be low.<br /><br />Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that’s produced by agriculture, natural gas drilling and coal mining, among other things. Knowing how much of it is being released is important because of its potential effects on climate.<br /> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:31:12 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 50603 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Methane emissions higher than previous estimates Reviving local saw mills could limit fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Region http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/reviving-local-saw-mills-could-limit-fire-danger-rocky-mountain-region <p>Saw mills are re-opening in Wyoming and Colorado after a decade of being shuttered. They’re harvesting and processing trees that have been killed by beetle infestation.&nbsp; Still, many are suitable for lumber.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports that this uptick in the timber business is helping with forest fire management.</p><p>(Firing up engine)</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:36:20 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44764 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Reviving local saw mills could limit fire danger in the Rocky Mountain Region