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  • In the Great Basin, scientists track global warming

    Wildlife biologist Erik Beever says that as the climate warms in the Great Basin, pikas are rapidly disappearing from mountains where they formerly thrived

  • Toothy nuisance moves north

    Nutria, destructive beaver-like mammals from South America, are moving into the Skagit River Valley of northwestern Washington, and some believe a warming climate is to blame

  • Bats need a home

    Legislation to seal abandoned mines threatens bat habitat.

  • What New York needs is a few million prairie dogs

    The writer calls prairie dogs "prairie rats," and she’d like New Yorkers to share their city with them

  • The importance of prairie dogs

    The Predator Project's report, "Conserving Prairie Dog Ecosystems on the Northern Plains," defends the much-maligned rodent's importance.

  • At war with a bunch of mice: Confessions of an ex-pacifist

    After a neighbor dies of hantavirus, a California pacifist grapples with whether - and how - to destroy the deer mice that carry the disease.

  • Rabies, Lyme Disease, Hanta Virus, oh my!

    "Rabies, Lyme Disease, Hanta Virus and Other Animal-Borne Human Diseases in the United States and Canada" by E. Lendell Cockrum is reviewed.

  • Varmints

    A documentary called "Varmints" explores the controversy over prairie dogs, between environmentalists who see them as essential parts of prairie ecosystems and others who see them as oversized rats, good only for shooting.

  • Another dog done gone

    The documentary film "Varmints," produced by Doug Hawes-Davis, stresses the controversy surrounding prairie dogs and uncovers truths that viewers might prefer to be fiction.

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