Laramie, WY – The University of Wyoming is ramping up sustainable business instruction. Professor Eric Arnould says the legislature gave new money for the College of Business two years ago to establish the program. Since then, Arnould says businesses have looked for new ways to reduce their waste and repair their relationship with the community and environment: "Business have figured out they are concerned about more than making money and keeping the business in business. Their sphere of responsibility is larger than that."
Pinedale, Wy – Trace amounts of hydrocarbons have been found for the first time in a livestock water well bordering a natural gas drilling area in southwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Bureau of Land Management say the stock well is on the edge of the Pinedale Anticline, where gas drilling has been occurring. Officials say the concentrations of hydrocarbons found in the well were tiny. But Pinedale BLM Office Director Chuck Otto says the presence of
Laramie, Wy – A University of Wyoming economist says people in this state will generally benefit from the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Sherrill Shaffer says the only people in the state who have reason to be worried are those who have stock in the two mortgage giants. "It should stabilize the financial markets broadly, and especially the mortgage markets, it should have the effect over the next few month of keeping mortgage rates from going as high as they might otherwise. It should make investors somewhat less nervous."
Jackson, Wy – Growing support for nuclear power has a legislative committee looking into a new uranium program at the University of Wyoming. Mark Northam directs U-W's School of Energy Resources. He discussed the uranium proposal with the legislature's minerals committee today (Tuesday). Northam says the new uranium program would hire about four new U-W faculty members, who would focus on improving uranium mining technology and managing groundwater. He says the committee agreed that would be a good start.
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Cowboys will need to find a way to score some points in practice this week, following a 23-3 loss to Air Force on Saturday.
Five turnovers did the Cowboys in on Saturday and it left running back Wynel Seldon frustrated. Seldon, who lost a fumble that led to a touchdown said that the Cowboys did many things well, but lost focus at key times.