Laramie, Wyo. – More than one big-game animal a day is killed on an 18-mile stretch of Highway 20 north of the Wind River Canyon.
A game official says the number is more than twice the death-rate the department recorded in 2005. In a one-year period, the state's Department of Transportation has picked up 342 mule-deer carcasses, 29 white-tail deer, and four pronghorn between the north end of the Wind River Canyon and Kirby.
Wyoming – A new book titled American Farmer: the Heart of Our Country features several Wyoming residents. Through photography, author Paul Mobley helped tell their story. Bob Beck interviews Paul Mobley.
Wyoming – A couple of decades before the words "global warming" hit the headlines, a loner named Billy Barr moved into the Colorado wilderness. He lived by himself at nearly 10,000 feet , miles from the nearest town. So to pass the time, he kept meticulous notes about the weather and animals. For scientists studying climate change, Billy's notebooks turn out to be heaven sent -- without this kind of data, it is tricky figuring out the way things used to be. Zachary Barr has the story.
Wyoming – Twenty years ago this year, the country watched its oldest national park go up in flames. Looking back, scientists believe the 1988 fires of Yellowstone National Park were the signal fire of climate change. Researchers have been working ever since to understand this relationship between climate and wildfire. Sadie Babits reports on two scientists searching for clues to ancient climates, using trees as their guide.
Wyoming – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has been involved for more than 24 years in restoring and preserving wildlife habitat. Jill Tonn, a regional director, tells Bob Beck that this is a challenging time.
Wyoming – Insects have had quite an impact on the history of war and University of Wyoming professor and entomologist Jeff Lockwood gets into all the details in his new book, Six Legged Soldiers. Elsa Partan interviews Jeff Lockwood about this strange and sometimes gory part of history.
Wyoming – With the election of Barack Obama to the presidency this week, some of the questions about the future of energy policy have come into clearer focus. For example, President-elect Obama supports a cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide. The Environmental Defense Fund says he will be far more receptive to their agenda than the Bush administration. Elsa Partan interviews Dan Cronin of the Environmental Defense Fund.