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KUOW's environment beat brings you stories on the ongoing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, alternative energy, the health of the Puget Sound, coal transportation and more. We're also partnered with several stations across the Northwest to bring you environmental news via EarthFix.

Plant Closure In Montana Could Create Climate Change Refugees

Strip-mining spoil piles in background in Colstrip, Montana, June 1973.
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Strip-mining spoil piles in background in Colstrip, Montana, June 1973.

David Hyde speaks with Montana Public Radio news director Eric Whitney about how a coal town in Colstrip, Montana could be shuttered by climate change.

Year started with KUOW: 2004