Blood in the Water

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando....


As the Las Conchas fire ravages parts of the Santa Clara Pueblo reservation, Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. Tafoya sits down to talk about the damage

Feeling the Burn

The brief but terrifying history of the Las Conchas forest fire, from flash point to nuclear scare

Shark Bait

Off the coast of South Africa, birthplace of shark-cage diving, attacks seem to happen near areas where dive companies chum the waters to deliver thrilling encounters. Could the practice be...

57 Feet & Rising

When the biggest floods in 75 years rolled down the Lower Mississippi, three river rats couldn't resist putting in. The result: an epic 300-mile canoe journey filled police boats, deadly whirlpools,...

Save Our Wild Salmon

Thousands of wild salmon used to swim 900 miles from the Pacific Ocean to spawn at 6,457 feet in Idaho's Redfish Lake. A total of 16 sockeye returned to Redfish in the '90s. In 2010, some 500 fish...

Beached Whales

What's the story with the whales washing up on shore before the New Zealand and Japan earthquakes? Are they bellwethers of seismic activity?

Fair Chase

On the short-grass plains of eastern New Mexico, a band of elite marathon runners tests a controversial theory: Did the aerobic endurance of ancient man allow him to chase down the fastest ungulates...

The Pulse

The 4-Hour Body, spending time outside, ergonomic kettlebells, carrots and alpha-carotene.

Moments of Truth

Documentaries to watch for at 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

The Wild File

Q. What was up with that killer mountain goat in Olympic National Park?