The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
October 17, 2017 // Science, Public Lands, Wildlife
October 8, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Science, Public Lands, Wildlife
Mountain Journal's special multi-part series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the potential dangers it poses to Greater Yellowstone's unparalleled wildlife and the specter of risk to human health. Part 1: Greater Yellowstone's Coming PlagueRead More
October 5, 2017 // Climate Change, Science, Public Lands, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Wildlife, Politics
The deepening impacts of climate change and human population pressure are just two of the titanic forces shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. Are we capable of confronting the threats happening right before our eyes? Do we see them? First part in an ongoing series called Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture.
September 21, 2017 // Conservation, Science
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure and mentor to Ted Turner. But near the end of his life Cousteau turned cynical, essentially abandoning his fight to save wild Earth. Turner refused to let him accept defeat.Read More
August 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Science, The New West, Ecosystem Protection
One profound lesson from the great eclipse of 2017: Science says that people who spend more time reverentially in the great outdoors are happier, kinder and more generous
August 14, 2017 // Conservation, Government Accountability, Public-Interest Journalism, Science, News, Public Lands, The New West, Wildlife, Ecosystem Protection
MOUNTAIN JOURNAL is public-interest journalism aimed at celebrating an unparalleled region and probing a question: Can America’s last, best and most iconic wild ecosystem be saved? How we make meaning of place and search for answers here has implications for every corner of the country.Read More