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  • The Ghosts of Yosemite

    Modern-day scientists, retracing the path of Joseph Grinnell in Yosemite National Park, document conspicuous changes in the natural world and find a culprit unimagined by biologists 100 years ago: global warming

  • The Latest Bounce

    Whistleblower Earle Dixon’s complaint denied; Colorado moose has chronic wasting disease; Colorado wind power gets cheaper than traditional electricity; court nixes BuRec’s 10-year Klamath River plan

  • Odes to an urban mountain range

    Two recent guidebooks – Mike Coltrin’s Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide and The Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains by Robert Julyan and Mary Stuever – are excellent guides to the trails and histories of the mountains outside Albuquerque

  • Life — and death — in grizzly country

    Werner Herzog’s new documentary, Grizzly Man, takes a thoughtful look at the life and death of Timothy Treadwell, an amateur bear biologist who was killed and eaten by an Alaskan grizzly

  • The casual violence of driving

    The casual violence of driving

    We seldom notice the animals killed by today's fast-moving cars, unless we're traveling slowly, on a bicycle.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Quagga mussels hit the jackpot in Nevada; Lakes Mead and Powell are in trouble; lots and lots and lots of snow – and a few ambitious ski resorts; and Colorado is building a vegetated overpass for wildlife on I-70.

  • Remembering our wildness

    In The Animal Dialogues, Colorado author Craig Childs writes of chance encounters with wild animals.

  • Feeding time

    Will Rounds, who was once a very squeamish vegetarian, describes hacking apart the body of an elk to feed wolves at Mission:Wolf.

  • Too many elk and not enough tough love

    Jeff Welsch decries the “ungulate welfare” on display in the overcrowded winter feeding grounds of Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge.

  • Bunny project breeds success

    Washington state wildlife officials just released the first batch of endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits back to the wild.

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