Wildlife

Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A captive orca and a chance for our redemption
A captive orca and a chance for our redemption
Tokitae has spent nearly 50 years in captivity. It’s time she returned home.
Gift and theft in the far North
Gift and theft in the far North
“Floating Coast,” the first comprehensive history of the Bering Strait, offers a lesson in ecological economics.
An outsider’s perspective on the West
An outsider’s perspective on the West
A Basque writer transplanted to Nevada takes a critical look at American culture.
See the West’s overlooked pollinators — like never before
See the West’s overlooked pollinators — like never before
As native bees sink in the shadow of honeybees, one artist creates a vivid showcase.
The Interior Department’s deregulatory agenda
The Interior Department’s deregulatory agenda
The actions taken by Zinke’s Interior Department have different levels of legal permanence.
Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
If the calf survives, it’ll be the first addition in three years.
The plight of the ‘snow oxen’
The plight of the ‘snow oxen’
A biologist draws on his fieldwork to consider the world of muskoxen during climate change.
Should energy interests outweigh wildlife?
Should energy interests outweigh wildlife?
In Wyoming, Trump’s energy dominance mandate could irreparably devastate mule deer migrations.
Marine mammals and turtles rebound after endangered species protections
Marine mammals and turtles rebound after endangered species protections
A new study shows broad recovery but doesn’t dive into the problems that remain.
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
In pursuit of a ‘Green New Deal,’ don’t forget public lands.
Feds to open most of Arctic refuge coastal plain to drilling
Feds to open most of Arctic refuge coastal plain to drilling
Despite ecological harm, energy development moves forward in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
It’s time to start eating roadkill
It’s time to start eating roadkill
Salvaging meat in Alaska is commonplace. Can it catch on in the Lower 48?
Update: New law makes it easier to kill salmon-eating sea lions
Update: New law makes it easier to kill salmon-eating sea lions
In the Columbia River, up to 920 sea lions can be removed each year to protect fish.
The howl and death of Yellowstone wolf 926F
The howl and death of Yellowstone wolf 926F
A researcher’s mission to document the wild records the song of a famous Yellowstone canine.
Record number of endangered wolves found dead
Record number of endangered wolves found dead
The U.S. recovery program for Mexican gray wolves continues to struggle.
Earthquake struck; the anti-baby boom; blowtorching spiders
Earthquake struck; the anti-baby boom; blowtorching spiders
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Hunting faces an ethical reckoning
Hunting faces an ethical reckoning
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
Arizona’s wild horse paradox
Arizona’s wild horse paradox
Activists and agencies try to balance the West’s horse mythology against herd impacts.
Elk run the show on Oregon’s north coast
Elk run the show on Oregon’s north coast
When humans and wildlife clash, sometimes an animal bites your minivan.
More plans, less protection for sage grouse
More plans, less protection for sage grouse
A final environmental assessment weakens drilling restrictions on millions of acres.
The Tulalip Tribes bet big on beavers
The Tulalip Tribes bet big on beavers
In western Washington, a nation looks to rodent restoration as a natural, ecological engineer.
Follow the fish
Follow the fish
Fish-stocking has drawn otters to the Beartooth Plateau of Montana. What effect do they have in their new environs?
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