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  • Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?

    Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?

    As ravens spread, they’re finding friends and foes in Western states. Subscribers only

  • Death of the San Pedro: Not if, but when

    Groundwater pumping in the Sierra Vista area may be already reducing water flow to the San Pedro River

  • Those buck-tooth dammers are back, big-time

    Those buck-tooth dammers are back, big-time

    Beavers return to northern Colorado, improving aquatic diversity.

  • Rural California schoolkids learn from fire-damaged forest

    Rural California schoolkids learn from fire-damaged forest

    A rural California school builds an innovative curriculum around a nearby forest and the fire that burned it down in 2007.

  • Fast Times at California's Petroleum High

    Fast Times at California's Petroleum High

    A day in the life of the U.S.'s first high school academy devoted to oil production.

  • Anatomy of a medusahead invasion

    Anatomy of a medusahead invasion

    Medusahead, an invasive grass, is set to take over the West.

  • The West is not a zoo

    The Peregrine Fund has proven that it can breed and release endangered birds of prey as often as it needs to, but do we want to treat Western wildlife like a crop of annual flowers that has to be re-seeded every year?

  • An encyclopedia of rivers

    The huge, copiously illustrated Rivers of North America is the first comprehensive effort to detail the current state of the continent’s rivers

  • Don’t move a mussel

    Boaters, kayakers, anglers and other recreationists can help stop the spread of quagga mussels and other aquatic invasives by following a few simple rules.

  • Welcome to the Homogocene

    The rapid spread of invasive species like quagga and zebra mussels could transform the once-isolated and ecologically unique West into just another McDonaldized patch of the planet.

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