Stories tagged: biodiversity
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 9:10 p.m.
Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for U.S. West
It sounds like a “Big Fish” story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. But scientists …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6 a.m.
Lawsuit forces U.S. to decide if nine species are endangered
The U.S. government agreed last week to decide over the next several years if federal protections are needed to help a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator …
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013, midnight
Idaho wildlife experts documenting new species
Molly Wiebush knelt in a shady spot by a downed log, turning over rocks and shredding rotten wood as she searched for signs of gastropod life. Spending the summer chasing …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, midnight
Idaho researchers tap citizen scientists to survey rare creatures
Researchers are putting the spotlight on reclusive creatures in the Inland Northwest, ranging from slugs and frogs to lynx and wolverines. How climate change and other modern threats will impact …