Today's Biggest Stories

Friday’s briefing

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone wants to kill 1,000 bison this year to keep overgrazing and transmittable disease at bay.    Harvey Barrison / Flickr

The stories we're watching today:

  • Yesterday, Colorado adopted a $20 billion water plan to accommodate population growth. The goal? To stop the Front Range cities from having to siphon more water from the Western Slopes. [Denver Post]
  • One man plans to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a heavy duty stand-up paddleboard, specially made to take on big waves. The 2,500-mile journey should last roughly 75 days. [Gear Junkie]
  • Yellowstone wants to kill 1,000 bison this year to keep overgrazing and transmittable disease at bay. The reduction's part of a 15-year compromise with ranchers, but this year's number marks the highest in eight years. If approved, the animals would go to nearby Native American tribes for slaughter. [Reuters]
  • Russian athletes won't be competing at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)'s 2016 indoor championships thanks to widespread state-sponsored doping announced earlier this month [Reuters]
  • You can now buy a bottle of the world's best whiskey for $30. Cheers to that. [Gear Patrol]

The most interesting things we published today:

And one more thing: