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17 November 2017
Animals the size of Labrador retrievers are changing the face of Alaska, creating new ponds visible from space.
10 November 2017
On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is splashy and loud. Bald eagles and ravens swoop in the updraft of a nearby rock bluff in what looks like play.
6 November 2017
High school biology students have been working hard studying the wildlife of the Rio Grande. This is one New Mexico student’s report.
27 October 2017
In the early 1900s, Ernest Leffingwell lived for nine summers and six winters in a cabin on Flaxman Island, a wedge of sand off Alaska’s northern coast 58 miles west of Kaktovik.
25 October 2017
High school students Juli and Glen have been working hard the last few months developing and studying the effectiveness of enrichment items for captive Mexican gray wolves.
19 October 2017
The wolf tracks appeared as they always do, as a surprise.
6 October 2017
There, at the root ball of a downed balsam poplar, were six lynx kittens the size of yarn balls…
3 October 2017
What an exciting summer it has been smacking salt cedar trees with an insect net!
27 September 2017
It’s not often that you get to see mallards swimming amongst the trees in the bosque, or find fish swimming in the litterfall tubs…
26 September 2017
This year we’ve got 24 schools working up and down the Rio Grande from Santo Domingo to Socorro.
1 September 2017
In his job as a university machinist, Dale Pomraning has built and fixed earthquake detectors and aurora rockets. But recently he worked on his first object that was once part of a living creature. He and others sliced a six-foot, 100-pound wooly mammoth tusk lengthwise, sort of like a salmon filet.
24 August 2017
An ancient jawbone has led scientists to believe that polar bears survived a period thousands of years ago that was warmer than today.
17 August 2017
There, we reached mile 0 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the finish of a south-to-north walk across Alaska, most of it on the service road that parallels the pipeline.
11 August 2017
I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the remaining 40 miles in my summer hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Highway, it will be just Cora and me.
4 August 2017
We just passed Trans-Alaska Pipeline mile 100, which means that distance remains on our summer hike from Valdez to Prudhoe Bay. My dog Cora and I started walking on April 30, which means we’re in our fifth month of sleeping outside.
2 August 2017
As the summer draws to a close, I look back fondly on the field days I have had this summer, perhaps most fondly on June’s water chemistry field day.
28 July 2017
On our summer-long hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, this morning my dog Cora and I left the last tangle of boreal forest along America’s highway system. We walked away from a campsite of white spruce and balsam poplar that shielded us during a rain and wind storm the day before.
24 July 2017
Each summer a wonderful group of teachers, staff and students converge on Bosque School’s campus to work as a team, to take care of each other and the environment, to think about bugs and observe snapping turtles!
20 July 2017
By Ned Rozell I suspected my brief dogless period was coming to an end when my wife and daughter were looking at puppies on the Internet. We had a few months earlier lost Poops, a Labrador retriever mix, to a tumor on a front paw. Though it was strange not to have a creature greeting you with socks in its mouth, I was enjoying the break from responsibility. But Kristen …