Judy Rice, Luiseneldo@aol.com, was a senior editor at Natural History, where she worked for 17 years. She now freelances and teaches English as a Second Language in New York City.
Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.
By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.
Preconceptions skew our view of the biggest killer in the developed world, atherosclerosis.