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  • The Tree Coroners

    The Tree Coroners

    To save the West’s forests, scientists must first learn how trees die.

  • On (not) being Jane Goodall

    On (not) being Jane Goodall

    A writer wonders what it would be like to study the coati, a Southwestern cousin of the raccoon.

  • Cosmic Prospecting in Lead, South Dakota

    Cosmic Prospecting in Lead, South Dakota

    What happens when an old mining town recruits a physics lab and pursues Big Science?

  • Madame Merian and her passion for metamorphosis

    In Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis, Kim Todd uncovers the life and legacy of a pioneering 17th century woman

  • Letter imperfect

    Some of the more heated responses to Ray Ring’s gun story show a certain ignorance of general constitutional principles, but HCN loves letters and is already looking forward to readers’ reactions to the current issue’s story on carbon sequestration.

  • Scientists and the city

    Scientists working in the relatively new field of urban ecology study cities like Phoenix, seeking to gain knowledge that will help all cities as the West gets warmer

  • Super rodents build super habitat

    In the Southwest’s Chihuahuan Desert, prairie dogs and kangaroo rats provide food and shelter for a host of other animals.

  • The clock is ticking

    Robert Redford and Auden Schendler find it ironic that, under its current leadership, the Environmental Protection Agency could never qualify for one of the Climate Protection Awards it gives out.

  • Global climate change? Let’s go shopping

    Jim Stiles scoffs at the notion of saving the planet by buying so-called “green” products.

  • The challenge of climate-change denial

    Skeptics, even irrational ones, probably once had a useful evolutionary role to play in human communities, but in the face of rapid climate change, they are becoming a fatal obstacle

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