Nora Saks is a freelance radio and print journalist investigating themes of environmental justice in the Crown of the Continent and beyond.
She's currently a graduate student in the University of Montana's Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism Masters Program.
Having lived both north and south of the 49th parallel, she's inclined to use the term "bioregion" a little too frequently when describing her interest in exploring boundaries based on ecology rather than politics.
The Trump administration is taking credit for finalizing cleanup of one of America's biggest and most infamous Superfund sites: Butte, Montana. But the reality is more complicated.
Last summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters.