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AWASH IN A RISING SEA – How global warming is overwhelming the islands of the tropical Pacific

AWASH IN A RISING SEA – How global warming is overwhelming the islands of the tropical Pacific – Cover Story Curtis A. Moore OUR ALUMINUM SKIFF plows through Tarawa Lagoon’s emerald waters, throwing up a spray that glitters in the sunlight like a cascade of diamonds. North and west is the barely visible village of […]

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Soldiers In The Gorilla War

Soldiers In The Gorilla War – defending Congo’s primates Norbert Mushenzi and the rangers of Virunga National Park brave war and hunger in defense of Congo’s rare primates Norbert Mushenzi stood in eerie silence near the ransacked buildings of Virunga National Park’s district office at Djomba. From a grassy hilltop he looked west across a […]

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Search for the Hidden Killers

Search for the Hidden Killers – the millions of land mines worldwide, in countries such as Cambodia, are a threat to both human and animal life Floyd Whaley In Cambodia and elsewhere, land mines are taking a huge toll on wild animals Last year in Manila I met with a friend to ask about the […]

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Have wings, can’t fly

Have wings, can’t fly – ostriches and other non-flying birds Les Line THE ODYSSEY OF THE EGG began on a Madagascar hillside. Washed from its nest by torrential rains, the egg tumbled into a raging stream where its thick shell bounced off rock after rock on a wild ride to the sea. The second leg […]

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$20,000 for one fish? Bluefin tuna may be worth too much for their own good

$20,000 for one fish? Bluefin tuna may be worth too much for their own good Lucille Craft Bathed in the dazzling glare Of the lights, the tunas seem As if they’re floating. Kozaburo Omura (Translated from his collection of Japanese tuna poetry) IN THE PITCH BLACK OF NIGHT, a queue of trucks waits, engines running. […]

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Scientists Map Spots Critical to Future of Alaska Sound

Scientists Map Spots Critical to Future of Alaska Sound – Brief Article Alaska’s spectacular Prince William Sound, famous as the site of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, now faces a more permanent threat from development- spurred in part by a new road that will place the region within a two-hour drive of most of […]

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Plan To Save Prairie At Old Ammo Plant Gets NWF Backing

Plan To Save Prairie At Old Ammo Plant Gets NWF Backing – Brief Article NWF and one of its affiliates, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, are strongly supporting a local coalition’s plan for protecting and restoring more than 7,000 acres of former Wisconsin prairie. A remnant of the historic Sauk Prairie, the land is the site […]

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Zoo Exhibit Links Population Growth, Environmental Loss

Zoo Exhibit Links Population Growth, Environmental Loss “Touch the Earth Gently” is the title of a new permanent exhibit in Ohio’s Toledo Zoo, being designed with the help of NWF’s Population and Environment Campaign staff. The interactive exhibit will dramatize the link between the burgeoning global population and the decrease in wildlife habitat and environmental […]

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When subtlety takes wing: for Canadian Chris Bacon, the real art of bird painting is complex solutions that look elegant

When subtlety takes wing: for Canadian Chris Bacon, the real art of bird painting is complex solutions that look elegant – Paint as Light For Canadian Chris Bacon, the real art of bird painting is complex solutions that look elegant It’s hard to believe that the art on these pages comes from a man who […]

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Caught in the trap! Remote cameras with electronic beams are the newest tools for biologists investigating mysteries in the wild

Caught in the trap! Remote cameras with electronic beams are the newest tools for biologists investigating mysteries in the wild Fiona Sunquist Remote cameras with electronic beams are the newest tools for biologists investigating mysteries in the wild During the winter of 1991, Ullas Karanth drove slowly along a narrow forest road listening to the […]