Wildlife

Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way
Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way
‘I was glued to my computer for days, trying to figure out what these birds were doing, because it was so clearly, obviously, not normal.’
California oil spill contaminates restored wetland
California oil spill contaminates restored wetland
The Talbert Marsh is refuge to at least 90 species of shorebirds, and now it’s slicked with oil.
Collecting seeds to restore prairie grasslands
Collecting seeds to restore prairie grasslands
‘These youth are going to be able to take ownership of healing the land at Fort Belknap.’
Just how fat are the fat bears?
Just how fat are the fat bears?
Katmai National Park and Preserve’s famous bears from Fat Bear Week are helping provide some answers.
Behind the wire with a fence ecologist
Behind the wire with a fence ecologist
How researchers are using science and data to help wildlife.
How wildlife sightings create community
How wildlife sightings create community
What we share and what we keep quiet in small mountain towns.
Wild rice sues to stop oil pipeline
Wild rice sues to stop oil pipeline
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe exercised the Rights of Manoomin in a legal effort to halt the Line 3 pipeline.
Why have gray wolves failed to gain a foothold in Colorado?
Why have gray wolves failed to gain a foothold in Colorado?
The Green River Corridor, a pathway from Wyoming to Colorado, highlights the political and physical barriers wolves face.
11 stats on Washington’s problematic so-called ‘murder hornets’
11 stats on Washington’s problematic so-called ‘murder hornets’
A nest found last week was home to approximately 1,500 hornets.
The effort to save Upper Klamath Lake’s endangered fish before they disappear
The effort to save Upper Klamath Lake’s endangered fish before they disappear
Another dry year pushes tribal nations, federal agencies and irrigators to find long-lasting solutions.
Avocados, ants, aardvarks and us
Avocados, ants, aardvarks and us
In his new book, Douglas Chadwick shows how the interconnectedness of all life is the key to inspiring change.
Expletive hot; lemur spotting; teacher cams
Expletive hot; lemur spotting; teacher cams
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Rewilding is a two-way street
Rewilding is a two-way street
A letter from your neighborhood deer.
Can Puget Sound’s orca and salmon survive Seattle’s dams?
Can Puget Sound’s orca and salmon survive Seattle’s dams?
Federal regulators are reassessing the ecological impacts of the Skagit River dams.
The once-perennial Gila River ebbs to an uncertain future
The once-perennial Gila River ebbs to an uncertain future
‘We are in uncharted territory.’
Why the poaching of one gray wolf in Washington matters
Why the poaching of one gray wolf in Washington matters
Losing one of the state-endangered species can mean the pack not only loses pups, but dissolves entirely.
California budgets $61.5 million for wildlife crossings
California budgets $61.5 million for wildlife crossings
The state looks to protect both wildlife and drivers, as large animals cause 20 crashes a day on state highways.
The return of the endangered Mexican wolf
The return of the endangered Mexican wolf
A program that places captive-born pups into wild dens is helping North America’s rarest wolf subspecies reclaim its native territory in the Southwest.
Alaska bumblebees are thriving
Alaska bumblebees are thriving
Extreme environments offer them an unexpected paradise, and now researchers are working to get a head count.
What makes a whimbrel?
What makes a whimbrel?
A writer reflects on natural cycles of absence and abundance, loss and love.
Still wild: A mining project divides a community
Still wild: A mining project divides a community
In Haines, Alaska, concern for a fragile ecosystem confronts the prospect of well-paying jobs.
A reality check on Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan
A reality check on Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan
The plan has lofty ambitions, but what’s happening on the ground tells a different story of how it might play out.
Crowds swarm the public lands
Crowds swarm the public lands
Land managers and gateway communities struggle to keep up.
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