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That Summer When Climate Change Baked Alaska

An Anchorage-based wildlife biologist describes what life is like in our northernmost state—one that’s been dramatically altered by rising temperatures.

Week 132: America First! (with the United Arab Emirates’ Permission)

Plus, Andrew Wheeler holds story hour at an oil refinery, and the new Bureau of Land Management director doesn’t believe the B should be M-ing L.

This Mayor Puts the “Conserve” Back in Conservative

Indianan Jim Brainard has been making the post-partisan case for building sustainable, resilient cities for more than 20 years.

Giant Wooden Birds Are Flocking to Broadway

Nicolas Holiber’s reclaimed-wood sculptures highlight the threat of climate change to avian city-dwellers.

Week 131: Trump Is a Few Firefighters Short of a Full Department

Plus, the administration’s culture of secrecy is under investigation, and Ryan Zinke is now working for oil and gas companies (officially, I mean).

Bureau of Land Management to D.C. Employees: Go West or Get Lost

The forced relocation of hundreds of staffers is seen by many as a precursor to the agency’s dissolution—and a sell-off of public lands to the states.