Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They've been called a climate change poster species, but they're more adaptable than many people think.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~8 min
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Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes
A fire scientists offers a six-point strategy for preventing wildfires and living safely in flammable landscapes.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~11 min
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Restoring California's forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment
Restoring western forests – thinning out small trees and dead wood – is an important strategy for reducing the risk of massive wildfires. But these projects aren't fast, easy or cheap.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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Wildfires aren't always wild. Many of the most expensive and damaging fires happen in suburban areas, and nearly all blazes in these zones are started by humans.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~10 min
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It's comforting to blame California's wildfires on human stupidity. But this hides a very uncomfortable truth.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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