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Blair Miller

Blair Miller

Blair Miller is a reporter based in Helena who primarily covers government, climate and courts. He's been a journalist for more than 12 years, previously based in Denver, Albuquerque and mid-Missouri.

Glacier peaks A view of glacier-clad peaks in Washington’s North Cascades.

New study says climate change behind drop in Northern Hemisphere snowpack

By: - February 5, 2024

New scientific research shows that human-caused climate change is putting the most densely populated areas of the Northern Hemisphere, including the American West, at risk of losing vast portions of their water supply because of decreasing snowpack. Published in the journal Nature, the report led by two Dartmouth College researchers found climate change-driven snowpack trends in […]

Eleven of the 16 youth plaintiffs in the Held v. Montana case pose for a photo after the fifth day of the trial on Friday, June 16, 2023.

Judge sides with youth in Montana climate change trial, finds two laws unconstitutional

By: - August 14, 2023

The state of Montana’s failure to consider greenhouse gas emissions from energy and mining projects violates the state constitution because it does not protect Montanans’ right to a clean and healthful environment and the state’s natural resources from unreasonable depletion, a judge ruled Monday in a victory for the 16 youth plaintiffs who sued the […]