Montana

Montana is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. It is bordered by Idaho to the west; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; Wyoming to the south; and by the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to the north. It is the fourth-largest state by area, the seventh-least populous state, and the third-least densely populated state. Its state capital is Helena. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, while the eastern half is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands, with smaller mountain ranges found throughout the state. In all, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains. Montana has no official nickname but several unofficial ones, most notably "Big Sky Country", "The Treasure State", "Land of the Shining Mountains", and "The Last Best Place". The economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming.

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Microplastic pollution in Montana's flathead lake

Montana Mice May Hold the Secret to Virus Spillover: Sixty percent of human diseases, including the Sin Nombre hantavirus, originate in animals, and two-thirds of those originate in wildlife.

Montana Lake study reveals how invasive species affect native food webs

Researchers Discover Four Dinosaurs in Montana: Fieldwork Pieces Together Life at the End of “Dinosaur Era”

Four dinosaurs discovered in Montana, including a possible rare ostrich-mimic Anzu

UM student, researchers analyze Montana childhood under vaccination

Remains Found 36 Years Ago in Montana Are Identified

65-Million-Year-Old Primate Fossils Uncovered in Montana

Capturing 40 years of climate change for an endangered Montana prairie

Capturing 40 years of climate change for an endangered Montana prairie