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  • Don’t part out our national parks

    If the National Park Service allows commercial bio-prospecting in Yellowstone and our other parks, it will set a dangerous precedent.

  • Avalanches for dummies

    Avalanches for dummies

    A certified crash-test dummy known as Homer helps Montana engineering professor Robb Larson study the effects of avalanches on the human body.

  • Frozen in time: Endangered species science

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it does not have to consider new scientific information about genetics when preparing recovery plans for rare species

  • Climate-change clues — in tropical glaciers

    In Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountain Ranges, mountain climber and physicist Mark Bowen follows researchers who are finding clues to climate change in high-altitude tropical glaciers

  • Why would a federal agency trash its libraries?

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s quiet efforts to dismantle its own technical libraries are likely to hamstring scientific research – and freedom of thought – across the nation, Jeff Ruch warns.

  • Busy as a Buchmann

    Ecologist Stephan Buchmann is crazy about bees, and his Tucson-based one-man nonprofit, The Bee Works, is simply buzzing with activity.

  • Lewis’ Web

    Wyoming microbiologist Randy Lewis is fascinated by spiders – particularly by the remarkable silk they produce.

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