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Surrounded by golden light, a mule deer stands in grasslands.

Burning Up: How Heat, Drought and Fire are Plaguing the West

  • Lisa Moore, Editorial Director
  • National Wildlife
  • Aug 02, 2022

On the cover: Surrounded by golden light, a mule deer in the grasslands of Montana is one of hundreds of species impacted by fire, drought and heat now plaguing the U.S. West. Photo by Phil Savoie (Nature Picture Library)

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Burning Up

  • Brianna Randall
  • Conservation
  • August 2, 2022

Heat, drought and wildfires are ravaging western wildlife while conservationists try to help ecosyst...

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Bobcats Right at Home

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  • Natures Witness
  • August 2, 2022

These beautiful apex predators are adapting to life in the ’burbs as humans spread across the land

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  • Conservation
  • August 2, 2022

A family farm welcomes birders to the heart of Alabama

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  • Wildlife Conservation
  • August 2, 2022

A rescue mission to save Hawaiian tree snails from extinction

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  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • August 2, 2022

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  • Divya Abhat
  • Animals
  • June 9, 2022

Florida’s beloved sea mammals are starving as seagrasses dwindle

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Reconsidering Wasps

  • Laura Tangley
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • August 2, 2022

The much-maligned insects provide vital ecosystem services

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Coping with Extremes

  • Doreen Cubie
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • June 9, 2022

As the climate shifts, more gardeners will struggle with too little or too much rainfall

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Garden Champion

  • Julia Jeanty
  • Making A Difference
  • April 1, 2022

Growing community bonds, one tomato at a time

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Borneo Beckoning

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Nature's Witness

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  • Art by Terence M. Shortt
  • PhotoZone
  • August 2, 2022

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