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  • Coping with two-headed fish and other effects of selenium

    Coping with two-headed fish and other effects of selenium

    Researchers try to determine if unhealthy amounts of selenium are entering Western soil and water due to energy development.

  • Just a few moments in Yellowstone

    Just a few moments in Yellowstone

    In a quiet, solitary hour at Yellowstone, nothing seems to happen -- and everything does.

  • Birding, fast and slow

    Birding, fast and slow

    If Pepper Trail's Birdathon team had a theme song, it would be "Bat out of Hell."

  • As the crow flies

    As the crow flies

    In Crow Planet, Lyanda Lynn Haupt looks to the corvid family for lessons about life.

  • Northward

    Northward

    The unexpected loveliness of the song of the varied thrush reminds the author that the birds are on the move, driven by climate change.

  • Manufactured homes for the birds

    Zoologist David Olson and his colleagues are trying to create artificial cacti to house the rare coastal cactus wren, whose cholla cactus habitat is being threatened by California’s recent wildfires.

  • Gone geese

    Charles Finn has had the carcass of a Canada goose in the back of his pickup for a week, pondering its life and death as he drives through the Montana winter.

  • My short tenure with a blind pigeon

    Laura Pritchett reluctantly – and guiltily – agrees to take care of a blind pigeon for her mother.

  • A country cousin visits the big city

    Seth Shteir is astonished to encounter a small, endangered burrowing owl hiding in an auto mechanic’s shop deep in the wilds of Los Angeles.

  • Condors – the best air show in the West

    Andrew Gulliford applauds the aerial acrobatics of the Colorado Plateau’s newly returned condors.

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