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Keeping the Wolverine Wild

Doug Chadwick, a wildlife biologist and journalist for National Geographic, discusses his work to help researchers track wolverines, fierce members of the weasel family. Despite their ferocity, both climate change and trapping threaten the wolverines’ existence.

Read interview highlights and see photos of wolverines.

In this episode, we speak with Doug Chadwick, a wildlife biologist and journalist for National Geographic. As a volunteer for the Glacier National Park Wolverine Project, Doug helped researchers track wolverines, fierce members of the weasel family who regularly face down grizzly bears and eat entire bones for dinner. Climate change threatens the wolverines’ existence.

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Down to Earth is an audio podcast series about the news, events and personalities that make up Earthjustice. Hear from attorneys, clients, scientific experts, and more on Earthjustice litigation. New episodes are released monthly. Subscribe on Soundcloud and iTunes.

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Makua: The Stolen, Sacred Land

Attorney David Henkin has been working for almost two decades to end live-fire training operations at the Mākua Military Reservation on Oʻahu. A culturally and ecologically important area, Mākua is home to scores of ancient Hawaiian artifacts, cultural sites and nearly 50 endangered plants and animals.

Climate Change in Glacier National Park

Research ecologist Dan Fagre of the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center discusses his work to understand how climate change will affect mountain ecosystems such as Glacier National Park. Fagre predicts that rising temperatures will cause Glacier National Park to be glacier-free by 2020.