Life on the Edge

Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.

The Sunland Grizzly

By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.

Death by Affluence?

Preconceptions skew our view of the biggest killer in the developed world, atherosclerosis.

Trash Revisited

Across the Pacific Ocean, plastics, plastics, everywhere

The Social Lives of Hermits

After terrestrial hermit crabs remodel snail shells, the superior homes become fiercely contested among later generations.

White on White

An invertebrate inventory of White Sands National Monument.

Releasing Rivers

Once all the rage to build, more and more dams are coming down

Down for the Count

Elephant populations continue to dwindle in Tanzania.

Fish, Tides, and Turbines

With proper safeguards, water currents can be harnessed out of sight.

Leo's Star Sets in the West

Vulnerable everywhere in the wild, lions already face regional extinction.

Glass Castles in the Sea

Reef-building sponges are giving up their long-held secrets.

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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.