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Will Colorado bring back wolves? It’s up to voters

Rebecca Niemiec, Colorado State University and Kevin Crooks, Colorado State University Colorado voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether the state should reintroduce gray wolves...

Grand Canyon National Park turns 100: How a place once called...

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim...

Bison are back, and that benefits many other species on the...

Matthew D. Moran, Hendrix College Driving north of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, an extraordinary landscape comes into view. Trees disappear and an immense landscape of grass emerges,...

The Trump administration is scrapping a collaborative sage grouse protection plan...

John Freemuth, Boise State University The Trump administration has released plans to open up nine million acres of sage grouse habitat in six western...

Farmers are drawing groundwater from the giant Ogallala Aquifer faster than...

Char Miller, Pomona College Every summer the U.S. Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, cotton, wheat and...

A perfect storm of factors is making wildfires bigger and more...

Cassandra Moseley, University of Oregon Hopes for fewer large wildfires in 2018, after last year’s disastrous fire season, are rapidly disappearing across the West. Six...

The sage grouse isn’t just a bird – it’s a proxy...

John Freemuth, Boise State University The Trump administration is clashing with conservation groups and others over protection for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), a...

Does cloud seeding work? Scientists watch ice crystals grow inside clouds...

Jeffrey French, University of Wyoming and Sarah Tessendorf, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Water is a valuable resource that affects nearly all aspects of life...

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Clearing up confusion between correlation and causation

By Jonathan Borwein (Jon), University of Newcastle and Michael Rose, University of Newcastle UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does...