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Seeking the missing lynx; researchers use a novel technique to pin down the exact status of the declining lynx

Seeking the missing lynx; researchers use a novel technique to pin down the exact status of the declining lynx – Cover Story Gary Turbak Researchers use a novel technique to pin down the exact status of the declining lynx Feline eyes catch a twisting movement in a Montana forest. Head cocked sideways in seeming puzzlement, […]

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CONSERVATION HEROES – New Role for Arkansas Lawyer As River Activist – environmental protection efforts of David Carruth on behalf of White River

CONSERVATION HEROES – New Role for Arkansas Lawyer As River Activist – environmental protection efforts of David Carruth on behalf of White River – Brief Article David Carruth first fell in love with Arkansas’ White River as a child when his father and grandfather took him hunting in the bottomlands and taught him to revere […]

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Waxing Eloquent on Native Bees – Many people are unaware that native bees are crucial to the ecology and the economy of the United States; Frank Parker and others are trying to change that

Waxing Eloquent on Native Bees – Many people are unaware that native bees are crucial to the ecology and the economy of the United States; Frank Parker and others are trying to change that – Industry Overview Lisa Jones Frank Parker stands near a trailer court in Green River, Utah, under a sweltering May sun. […]

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The Shadow Knows

The Shadow Knows – In Alaska’s Far North, the arctic fox shares its secrets of survival Tom Walker Sometime during the fading 16-hour-long night, the polar wind ebbed and the ground blizzard subsided. In dawn twilight and “warm” minus-20-degree F temperatures, my Inupiaq companions began to load their sleds for a foray onto Beaufort Sea […]

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How the Flu Makes Its Way From Wild Ducks, to Livestock, to You

Your Health: How the Flu Makes Its Way From Wild Ducks, to Livestock, to You Peter Jaret Most of us are happy to avoid influenza. Virologist Robert Webster has spent most of his career trying to catch it. One of the world’s leading experts on the disease, Webster has circled the globe for decades, tracking […]

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Why Tiny Particles Pose Big Problems

Why Tiny Particles Pose Big Problems – airborne dust causes health problems Peter Jaret A few years ago, if you had driven along certain residential streets in Long Beach or Los Angeles, you might have seen Ann Miguel pushing a vacuum cleaner down the center of the road. No, she’s not an obsessive neatnik. A […]

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NWF Sues Corps Over Dredging In Savannah Harbor – National Wildlife Federation; Army Corps of Engineers

NWF Sues Corps Over Dredging In Savannah Harbor – National Wildlife Federation; Army Corps of Engineers – Brief Article NWF and one of its affiliates, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, are among four groups suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for illegally approving a $230 million dredging project in Savannah Harbor. The suit, filed […]

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Bird Recordings

Bird Recordings The article “Exposed: Secret Lives of Warblers” [April/May 2000] was fascinating. As a devoted fan of these exciting birds on their breeding grounds and on migration, this is exactly the kind of information I want to know more of. I do hope, though, that the article’s mention of the effectiveness of using recordings […]

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Paradox of the arctic fox

Paradox of the arctic fox Grant Sims This cunning animal’s appetites are a powerful force in Far North ecosystems. And once human beings get into the act, the fragility of those ecosystems becomes all too clear. Out on the flower-spangled tundra, the fox hesitated; and in the indecision of that raised forepaw, researcher Alice Stickney […]

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Investigating the Last Great American Gold Heist

Investigating the Last Great American Gold Heist – television documentary on mining Roger DiSilvestro Back in 1872, the fastest form of mass transportation was the locomotive, the average citizen could survive on a dollar a day in wages and Congress had just passed the Mining Act, which set the price that miners must pay the […]