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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
How DNA is transforming the fight against illegal logging
On any given day last summer, the smoke-choked skies over Missoula, Montana, swarmed with an average of twenty-eight helicopters and eighteen fixed-wing craft, a blitz waged against Lolo Peak, Rice…
The pinhal interior, a wooded region of hills and narrow hollows in rural central Portugal, used to be farmland. Well into the latter half of the past century, the fields…
The first thing we did was build a bridge over Slough Creek, a pristine trout stream in the northern reaches of Yellowstone National Park. I felt strange—digging and hammering in…
In the summer of 2016, the Roaring Lion fire destroyed 8,500 acres across western Montana. Fighting the blaze, which required nine helicopters and 735 firefighters and other personnel, cost $11…
Fighting last summer’s fires