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Category Archives: Environment

One Solution to Invasive Species: Eat Them

Sea turtles, burrowing owls, ocelots, and manatees are bordering on dangerously low numbers, but invasive species—Burmese pythons, European starlings, feral hogs, and lionfish—are populating in out-of-control numbers. Consider the emerald ash borer, a glittery insect native to Russia, China, and Japan that started popping up in Michigan in 2002, destroying ash trees in their wake. […]

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One Way to Reintroduce Wolves? Listen to the Voters.

When reintroducing wolves, where should you put them? A new study conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife suggests a simple solution: track the vote. The plan: Reintroduce wolves in areas where voters support them. Why wolves matter: Restoring wolf populations is a proven, cost-effective way to ensure deer and elk populations remain healthy, make forests more […]

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California’s Largest Wildfire of 2022 Is Burning the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Course

California’s largest fire this year is currently burning on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, east of Sacramento, threatening several foothill communities known for their proximity to one of the most iconic ultrarunning races on Earth—The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Specifically, the section of the course most threatened or burned is […]

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Spruce Trees Are Invading the Arctic. Here’s What That Means for Our Planet.

We were pushing through head-high willows along a brushy caribou trail, five days into our week-long trek across Alaska’s Noatak valley, when my hiking partner, Brad Meiklejohn, startled me with a command. “Stop!” he said. “Look to your left.” I froze—nobody wants to hear a warning like that a hundred miles from the nearest road […]

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The Historic Kentucky Floods Were a Waking Nightmare—and They’re Only the Beginning

Sometime around one in the morning on July 28, Matthew Parsons, poet and musician, arrived at the door in a rain jacket, cargo shorts, and crocs. Drenched and wild-eyed, he looked like a fisherman who’d survived a storm out at sea. He told those of us still awake that Troublesome Creek was rising, and the […]

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No, Herschel Walker, We Don’t “Have Enough Trees Around Here”

Paging the Lorax—Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker apparently has an ax to grind with trees. On Sunday, Walker criticized President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to a crowd gathered in Sandy Springs, near Atlanta, and said that his beef was with the bill’s emphasis on greenery. “They [Democrats] continue to try to fool you that […]

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Flash Floods Pounded Southwestern National Parks This Past Weekend

Heavy rains and flash flooding in the Southwest this weekend prompted rescues at two national parks, and left one tourist missing in Utah. The region is bracing for more monsoon rains, which could bring additional damage. On Friday, a flash flood at Utah’s Zion National Park swept multiple people off their feet in the Zion […]

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This Is the Perfect Plan to Rewild the American West. There’s Just One Problem: Politics.

A new paper written by 20 wildlife biologists and ecologists and published in the journal BioScience this month offers a simple, cost-effective solution to many of the problems plaguing the West: climate change, a loss of biodiversity, and even mega-fires. The authors suggest we replace livestock grazing across large swaths of federal public lands with […]

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