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  • Talking vegetarianism to a hunter

    Talking vegetarianism to a hunter

    An airplane chat between a vegetarian and a hunter yields unexpected common ground, largely over a mutual love and respect for wildlife.

  • Craig Medred on predator-prey science

    Craig Medred on predator-prey science

    Both proponents and opponents of predator control claim to have science on their side. But the actual science -- and all of its complexities -- is often lost in the debate.

  • Some neighbors behave like boors

    Some neighbors behave like boors

    Feeding wild bears just encourages them to misbehave, ultimately endangering the bears’ own lives.

  • Heard around the West

    Bears on the ski runs; free land in Alaska; DNA cousins; train versus buffalo in South Dakota; good news, bad news about the weather; digging out of the snow near Ouray.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Two weeks in the very arid West means dry ski slopes, destructive wildfires, unending drought and unhappy bears; timber mills are victims of housing collapse; costs of carbon dioxide and its removal.

  • Heard Around the West

    Who stops for pedestrians?; rude coyotes in Phoenix; Starbucks in Saudi Arabia; America’s public-lands birthright – NOT; bear-(and human)-resistant Dumpsters in Vail

  • Politics, prejudice and predators

    In Predatory Bureaucracy, Michael J. Robinson traces the history of the U.S. Biological Survey, particularly its war on wolves

  • 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

  • Storing fat from the feeding frenzy

    Westerners need to prepare for the next economic bust by saving money from today’s energy boom, just as black bears store calories in the form of fat in order to get through the winter

  • She wins friends for lions, wolves and bears

    Janelle Holden, the daughter of two Republican legislators, works with the Predator Conservation Alliance in Montana to help ranchers learn how to co-exist with wolves and other predators

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