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  • The Ghosts of Yosemite

    Modern-day scientists, retracing the path of Joseph Grinnell in Yosemite National Park, document conspicuous changes in the natural world and find a culprit unimagined by biologists 100 years ago: global warming

  • In the Great Basin, scientists track global warming

    Wildlife biologist Erik Beever says that as the climate warms in the Great Basin, pikas are rapidly disappearing from mountains where they formerly thrived

  • States lead charge against global warming

    With the federal government dragging its feet, Western states are beginning to take action to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming

  • Toothy nuisance moves north

    Nutria, destructive beaver-like mammals from South America, are moving into the Skagit River Valley of northwestern Washington, and some believe a warming climate is to blame

  • 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.

  • Colorado program axed

    The Colorado Natural Areas Program, which has been cataloging rare animal and plant habitat and geological and fossil-rich formations, may end this summer when its state funding dries up.

  • The greening of the Nevada Test Site

    The Nevada Test Site - notorious for decades of nuclear bomb-testing - is now home to gentler science, including work on alternative energy and the greenhouse effect, and on cleaning up the site's radioactive contamination.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • The GOAT Blog

    The cost of progress

    Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.

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