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  • 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.

  • Wish You Weren’t Here

    Quagga mussels – an extraordinarily prolific and costly invasive species – have appeared in Lake Mead, and no one is sure how to keep these unwanted newcomers from infesting the West.

  • A few scientific definitions

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

  • Is It or Isn’t It (Just Another Mouse)?

    As scientists clash over the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse's biological categorization, the complexity of endangered species science steps into the light

  • Science: The chink in Quivira's armor

    The Quivira Coalition has a lot of anecdotal evidence supporting its claim that its grazing methods work, but hard, independent science on the topic is much harder to find

  • Peering into the life of the prairie

    Photos and drawings from Candace Savage’s Prairie: A Natural History give glimpses of a beautiful, diverse region

  • Caught in the Headlights

    Personal obsession leads one woman into a world of scientists, wildlife rehabilitators and eccentric artists who are fascinated by the bloody relationship between wildlife and roads.

  • An antidote to despair

    Chip Ward’s new book, Hope’s Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land, takes a clear-eyed, optimistic look at the nation’s ecological problems

  • Seeing the forest for its dead trees

    M. Lisa Floyd’s book, Ancient Pinon-Juniper Woodlands: A Natural History of Mesa Verde Country, brings 23 scientists and researchers together to celebrate a little-known and delicate ecosystem

  • Biology: The missing science

    Studies by Montana’s Andrew Hansen and Colorado’s Rick Knight offer some of the first scientific evidence that preserving ranch lands provides important benefits to surrounding ecosystems

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