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Tuesday, November 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers document the city’s plants

New York City’s citizen scientists have catalogued more than 26,000 sightings of wild plants, and documented new populations of invasive species and native weeds that seem to be disappearing, like …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …