Wildlife

Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
As the West warms, some songbirds in California are raising their young earlier.
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Under Trump, officials renew their push for American energy independence.
Close the wolf-killer loophole
Close the wolf-killer loophole
For the benefit of all endangered species, hunters should face consequences for killing vulnerable species.
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
The administration delisted more species, but ultimately weakened the act itself.
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
The ‘turkey’ was oddly shaped, too small — and the meat too dark.
Latest: Snow geese die in a toxic lake in Montana
Latest: Snow geese die in a toxic lake in Montana
Thousands of the birds died during a winter storm.
Latest: Invasive zebra mussels have reached Montana
Latest: Invasive zebra mussels have reached Montana
Their arrival could have drastic economic effects.
An argument against fish hatcheries
An argument against fish hatcheries
‘Planting fish’ doesn’t solve the problems that led to the need to plant them in the first place.
Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The historical lifetime of the beaver
The historical lifetime of the beaver
Explaining our complex relationship with North America’s largest rodent.
In California caves, a millipede mystery
In California caves, a millipede mystery
A new species in Sequoia National Park reminds scientists of what is yet to be discovered.
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
Latest: Feds plan sagebrush survey
The data could provide a blueprint for science-based decisions.
In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy
In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy
Why some wildlife crimes are difficult to prosecute.
Election roundup: What happened in the West
Election roundup: What happened in the West
A rundown of the West’s political shifts and ballot measures.
See photos of otherworldly owls
See photos of otherworldly owls
The North American owls and their landscapes.
The case against condors in Hells Canyon
The case against condors in Hells Canyon
Researchers contemplate introducing the endangered bird in Oregon— but why meddle?
These maps help fill the gaps on the Dakota Access Pipeline
These maps help fill the gaps on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Meet the researcher mapping the threats to water security.
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
Will a dam save the pallid sturgeon, or doom it?
On the Yellowstone River, farmers and conservationists clash over controversial infrastructure.
Endangered, with climate change to blame
Endangered, with climate change to blame
Climate projections are reason enough for Endangered Species Act protection, court rules.
Water tank sonics, a wolf in dogs’ clothes and a sad moose tale
Water tank sonics, a wolf in dogs’ clothes and a sad moose tale
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.