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British naturalist Charles Darwin got it right, but maybe we got Darwin wrong. Most people assume that Darwin was talking about physical strength when referring to "survival of the fittest," meaning that a tougher, more resilient species always will win out over its weaker counterparts. But what if he didn't mean that at all?
Will marriages survive sheltering in place for likely a while yet? Our differences can be difficult to ignore in confined quarters, and then throw in working at home or job losses, kids and COVID-19 anxieties. Experts offer tips to communicate and unite in these challenging times.
Contrary to popular belief, my solar-powered home, and the size of my pantry, I am not a prepper. The one time I tried to can my own food, I put butter in the applesauce and nearly killed everyone with botulism. For the longest time, I thought Mason jars were just time capsules for food.
The boys kicked the 90-foot tall, dead tree, tempting the widow-maker with each stomp, caught in the exuberance of outdoor adventure.
A $14 million project at Fairchild Air Force Base is on the Pentagon list of possible sources of money to divert to emergency funding for the border wall.
The young grizzly bear raiding chicken coops and chasing sheep in North Idaho this week inspired plenty of awe for those watching the bear’s antics. And the bear inspired a fair amount of fear as well, especially for those who were lucky/unlucky enough to have the 176-pound animal wander through their yards.
Among the few things that can take down a great horned owl are vehicles, which smack birds in the wrong place at the wrong time with a few tons of steel and highway-speed force. But no one told that to 2017-4242, the case number of one particularly resilient owl treated at a Seattle-area wildlife rehabilitation clinic this winter.
Idaho Falls Zoo officials said their sloth bear cub will be leaving for an Arkansas zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan.
It is the Assyrian New Year, or Akitu. And the start of year 6768, by their calendar, coincided this time with Easter, a rare occasion that gave the small and ever shrinking community of Assyrian Christians in northern Syria more reason for their celebration Sunday.
A bouncing baby bongo has been born in New Orleans.
Most people will need a few Google searches to peg where Hazen Audel has survived the elements in 2017.
A Spokane family heard the bang about 4 p.m. that transformed their refreshing Saturday hike past waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area into a chilling overnight ordeal.
Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild.
OUTDOOR SPORTS -- A one-day summer workshop for mothers and daughters who want join other women in learning outdoors skills, primarily archery and wilderness awareness-survival is set for June 3 near North Bend, sponsored by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW). The workshop is open to mothers...
A conservation group says a rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia has been named “Alba” after thousands of suggestions were sent from around the world.
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, sometimes on snowshoes, and by mountain bike, kayak, raft and packraft in a grueling contest that ran non-stop for seven days.
It’s not enough that a search and rescue (SAR) team knows how to look for people in the wild. The team members also must be able to look out for themselves.
Across from my cabin in Stevens County this past weekend, I spotted a bedded deer. The find sparked a two-day drama that included my greatest hopes, starkest fears and the realities of nature during a harsh winter.
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.
HUNTING -- If you think you've had a tough winter, consider the plight of a Wyoming pack horse that was left for dead and survived on its own in the wolf-infested national forest for six weeks. The Jackson Hole News & Guide this week is...