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  • Life in a doomed dome

    In Dreaming the Biosphere, Rebecca Reider looks into the story behind the failed Arizona experiment.

  • Of wolves and willows

    Yellowstone's wolves are once again at the center of a debate. But this time, they're not pitted against hunters or ranchers; they're at the heart of a scientific controversy about the balance of nature.

  • An ecosystem wanting for wolves

    With the elk population at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park out of control, wildlife managers are considering bringing in four wolves to restore the balance

  • The difficulties of cohabitation

    Despite its problems and failures – many of them arising from the conflict between the United States’ growing population and our declining wildlife habitat – the Endangered Species Act is a necessary law

  • The Efficiency Paradox

    Water efficiency has long been touted as a silver bullet for the West’s water problems, but too much efficiency can cause problems of its own, especially in the fragile Colorado River Delta.

  • Science under glass

    Science under glass

    Researchers are using Arizona’s Biosphere 2 to study how plant communities affect the movement of water.

  • A massive restoration program may have nothing left to save

    Fish populations are plunging in the California Delta even as the CalFed Bay-Delta Authority considers exporting yet more water

  • Bringing back the wolf = bringing back the habitat

    In Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wolf to Yellowstone, biologist Douglas Smith and nature writer Gary Ferguson seek to separate myth from reality in the long and turbulent saga of the wolf

  • Wild Echoes: Encounters With the Most Endangered Animals in North America

    In Wild Echoes, Charles Bergman describes his up-close experiences with endangered creatures that range from black-footed ferrets and California condors to the manatees of Florida

  • The Weed-wackers

    Botanist Sue Rutman has had surprising success just yanking up buffelgrass, but herbicides remain the first line of defense

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