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  • The GOAT Blog

    "Bacterial Economics"

    Microbes studied as rainmakers.

  • 'Scholarship, sainthood and simplicity'

    Frank C. Craighead Jr. is remembered as a famous grizzly bear authority, an environmentalist and a writer who lived consistently with his principles.

  • 2,997 ... 2,998 ... 2,999

    Among other tasks, research entomologist Justin Schmidt counts bee stings in dead animals at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Ariz.

  • A beautiful ode to a melting earth

    Gretel Ehrlich’s recent book, The Future of Ice: A Journey Into Cold, is an intimate "ode and lament" on global warming and the end of winter

  • A few scientific definitions

    Terms commonly used in endangered species discussions – species, subspecies and distinct population segment – are explained

  • A geography of the imagination

    In Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, 45 diverse writers define unusual geographical terms used across the country.

  • A glimpse of the past in a grain of pollen

    Montana paleoecologist Cathy Whitlock studies the recent geological past and looks for clues to the future of the West

  • A local heroine

    Chemist, zoologist and former local pharmacist Theo Colborn visits Paonia with a TV crew to be filmed for an episode of "Superteachers: Wisdom for the Future," part of a Japanese public television series.

  • A Nevada biodiversity center

    The University of Nevada will make a Great Basin ecosystem map.

  • A season of change

    In Chasing Spring: An American Journey Through a Changing Season, nature writer Bruce Stutz follows spring from New York to Alaska, examining the surprising changes that global warming is bringing

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