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Week 78: Zinke Wants More Engines and Wi-Fi Towers in Our National Parks

Plus, Trump proposes to gut the Endangered Species Act—extinction is going to be yuge.

Beavers Are the Working-Class Heroes of Their Ecosystems—America Should Appreciate Them More

As the climate warms, beaver dams could help the arid West store water and lock up carbon. Doesn’t sound like the work of a “pest” to me.

Culture Clash: Nature and Civilization Face Off in the Art of Michael Wang

In what the modern world sees as coal and oil, this New Yorker sees ancient plant species—and hope.

Three Ways Andrew Wheeler Can Help Restore the EPA’s Dignity and Mission

Scott Pruitt is out—but can the new EPA chief escape Pruitt’s shadow of endless scandals, incompetence, and corruption?

Week 77: Pruitt Is Gone, but the Pollution Isn’t

Plus, the EPA’s stall on chlorpyrifos and Ryan Zinke’s criminal socks.

People Are So Annoying That Animals Are Becoming More Nocturnal

Apparently they don’t want to hang out with a bunch of noisy, destructive, arrogant, and trigger-happy primates.