The rare Alexander Archipelago wolf is threatened by logging and hunting on Prince of Wales Island. Photo courtesy of Robin Silver.
Kings Canyon National Park blocks access as it, and all the national parks, close during the federal shutdown.
A fireball from an oil train carrying North Dakota crude that killed 47 people when it derailed last July in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Creative Commons photo by Steve Poulin/Agence QMI and Flickr user Public Herald.
This image from State Farm, the largest insurance company in Colorado and the U.S., shows homeowners in a high-risk fire zone near Possum Kingdom, Texas. State Farm is represented on the Wildfire Partners advisory board.
Lake Mead's white bathtub ring symbolizes drought in the West. But there's been an even greater, invisible draw down of groundwater from beneath the Colorado River Basin in the last nine years. (Photo by Kumar Appaiah, Wikimedia Commons)
Fox Searchlight Pictures poster for the new '12 Years a Slave' film, which has not been shown in Bozeman's multiplex theater, even though it's been in wide release around the country for nearly two months.
Shows how anti-coagulant rodenticide, commonly known as rat poison, can work its way up the food chain. Credit National Park Service. Click for larger image.
An ochre sea star with starfish wasting syndrome turns to mush. Courtesy Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman/Oregon State University
An Oregon Coast Aquarium diver monitors a healthy sea star near Newport, Oregon. Courtesy Oregon Coast Aquarium/OSU
An infrared camera picks up methane and volatile organic compounds leaking from a tank. Image courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mt. San Miguel continues to burn during 2007 San Diego wildfires. Photograph from Flickr user slworking2.
This map from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows the 2012 distribution of the Northern Rockies gray wolf packs.
Mike Branch, climbing a sand dune in the middle of winter. What a silly person. By Stephanie P Ogburn
The Freshwater Institute's salmon in a Washington, D.C-area grocery store this March. By Scott Tsukuda, the Conservation Fund.
Commercial fishermen and Bristol Bay Native tribes vehemently oppose Pebble Mine, but the state of Alaska has backed the Pebble Partnership in a lawsuit seeking to stop the EPA from stopping the mine. Photo courtesy Flickr user echoforsberg.
Proposition 37, Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food, was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in California but it was defeated.
The new farm bill won't prevent states from imposing more humane standards on livestock producers. Photo courtesy of Compassion in World Farming.
A Veterans Affairs hospital in Oregon led the nation in highest number of prescriptions of opiate painkillers per patients last year. Veterans around the country are being prescribed more painkillers now than ever before.
A relatively quiet day (Easter 2014) at one of the Animas River boat put-ins. During the average summer day, this area is filled with rafts, buses, trailers and boaters. Jonathan Thompson photo.
The red trees pictured here were killed by mountain pine beetles in Montana's Helena National Forest. Photograph courtesy U.S. Forest Service Northern Region.
Hunters taking their deer back to Denver must stop at check station north of Rifle, where their kill is counted and examined. 1972. Credit: David Hiser.
A dump outside Moab, Utah. The La Sal Mountains, considered a recreational asset, rise in the background, May 1972. Credit: David Hiser.
Colorado National Monument, outside Grand Junction, Colorado, is being considered for national park status. Courtesy Flickr user Scott Ingram.
The white bathtub ring around Lake Mead shows how much water levels have fallen in recent years. Credit: Chris Richards/Flickr.
Gasoline stations abandoned during the fuel crisis in the winter of 1973-74 were sometimes used for other purposes. This station at Potlatch, Washington, was turned into a religious meeting hall. April 1974. Credit: David Falconer.
A provision in the farm bill would encourage farmers not to plow up native prairie for crops. Photo courtesy Flickr user Jared Hansen.
Lander, Wyoming, borders the Wind River Reservation and stands to benefit economically from the recent settlement.