Wildlife

An owl fly-by prompts a second look at an Arizona mine
An owl fly-by prompts a second look at an Arizona mine
Wildlife managers revisit the impact of an expanding mining operation.
After Malheur, side effects of the Bundys’ extremism linger
After Malheur, side effects of the Bundys’ extremism linger
But in Harney County, Oregon, collaboration around public lands grows.
Humor Kleptoparasitism; an octopus named Fred; moose chasers
Humor Kleptoparasitism; an octopus named Fred; moose chasers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
What we have forgotten about the vilified gray wolf
What we have forgotten about the vilified gray wolf
The saga of O-Six lays bare the intricacies of a familiar, parallel society in wolves.
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
The Gates of the Arctic, revealed
From charging bears to glacier-carved valleys, photographs capture the real nature of the national park.
Why I’m teaching my daughters how to hunt
Why I’m teaching my daughters how to hunt
A father passes a three-generation family tradition down to his children.
Don’t let a road run through it
Don’t let a road run through it
Development in Alaska wilderness would undermine bedrock environmental laws.
When boyhood friendships were forged outdoors
When boyhood friendships were forged outdoors
After his friend’s passing, a writer reflects on a life spent chasing fish and toads.
How whales converse with the world
How whales converse with the world
Arctic people have been speaking with cetaceans for centuries — and scientists are finally taking note.
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
What would it mean to sever life-sustaining links along the U.S.-Mexico border?
Latest: Washington state bans salmon farms
Latest: Washington state bans salmon farms
An escape of non-native salmon prompted the state to shut down aquaculture.
Latest: Toxic-tinged wildlife refuge deemed safe for visitors
Latest: Toxic-tinged wildlife refuge deemed safe for visitors
But conservation groups fear contamination at Colorado’s Rocky Flats still lingers.
Along the border, 500 miles of desert species
Along the border, 500 miles of desert species
As Trump’s wall lurches forward, ‘BioBlitz’ records the Borderlands’ biodiversity.
Scuba flies
Scuba flies
In California’s Mono Lake — whose alkaline waters are deadly to most insects — these diving flies don’t just survive; they thrive.
Fire funding fix comes with environmental rollbacks
Fire funding fix comes with environmental rollbacks
The legislation sets up an emergency disaster fund but also weakens protections for trees and wildlife.
Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management
Judge: Agency cherrypicked science for bison management
Amid protests, Fish & Wildlife has been ordered to reexamine protections for the iconic Yellowstone beast.
The desert, divided
The desert, divided
The Borderlands thrive on connections. What would it mean to sever them?
You’re made of the same stuff sloshing around in tidepools
You’re made of the same stuff sloshing around in tidepools
When the tides pull back the water line, a writer takes a trip through time.
A trapped coyote; human waste pollutes Denali; public lands on the runway
A trapped coyote; human waste pollutes Denali; public lands on the runway
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
‘I saw more dead birds in that one pit than hunters would poach’
‘I saw more dead birds in that one pit than hunters would poach’
Egged on by industry lobbyists, Interior Department weakens bird protections.
As Alaska’s waters warm, squid move Northward
As Alaska’s waters warm, squid move Northward
Opalescents are showing up in waters previously considered too cold for them.
We can’t lose the wild to save the domestic
We can’t lose the wild to save the domestic
A few months ago, a coyote ate one of our cats. But I would never kill it for revenge.
What Westerners take for granted
What Westerners take for granted
“I never really considered the concept of public lands until I moved to Iowa.”
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