Items by Eric Wagner
Portland’s fluoridation battle shows how tricky it is to integrate science into debates that have as much to do with values as policy.
Sailors' journals detailing the weather of voyages past could improve the accuracy of climate models' projections of the future.
Botanist Madrona Murphy traces long-lost edible wild plant gardens cultivated by the Pacific Northwest's Coast Salish.
As their natural roosts disappeared, Vaux's swifts turned to old, brick chimneys for refuge during long migrations. Those safe havens are disappearing, too. Luckily, the swifts -- and the chimneys -- have found a champion in Larry Schwitters
A restoration effort at Fisher Slough in Washington's Skagit River Delta has encouraged cooperation between farmers and environmentalists - and might even help endangered chinook salmon.
Biologists trying to photograph wolverines see martens as a nuisance, but martens are actually pretty cool creatures themselves.
While scientists try to understand the reasons behind recent seabird die-offs, volunteers count the corpses on Northwest beaches.
Andrew McNair, who works weekends at a computer in Olympia, Wash., is not your typical Western fire watcher.
Eric Wagner joins naturalist Robert Michael Pyle on one leg of his first-ever “Big Year” – in which he will try to see as many different butterflies as he possibly can.
- Nathan Johnson on Political sparring over the Land and Water Conservation Fund
- jan slater on An audience for old Indians
- Robb Cadwell on Political sparring over the Land and Water Conservation Fund
- Thomas Bliss on Raccoonboy’s guide to urban wilds
- Kevin Bates on A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands