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The Action Report

The Action Report – National Wildlife Federation’s “Clean the Rain” campaign; Northern Great Plains National Grasslands Land Use Plan; protection of Wakulla Springs; mangrove restoration in Virgin Islands; other environmental projects NWF Reports a Hard Rain is Falling In Midwest Cities NWF and 21 local and state organizations have launched a “Clean the Rain” campaign […]

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The art of growing giants

The art of growing giants – giant clams Mark Wexler The giant clams inhabiting the remote Palauan reef were sitting ducks. In a matter of days, divers from a Taiwanese fishing boat illegally uprooted nearly 15,000 of the creatures from their coral perches, cutting out the animals’ adductor muscles and leaving the remains to rot […]

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Thrills and Troubles In the Marine World

Thrills and Troubles In the Marine World Articles about extraordinary events in nature are nothing new to the pages of this magazine. But every so often, we have an opportunity to report on an especially remarkable phenomenon that seems straight out of a science fiction novel. That is the case with the feature “Spectacular Conception” […]

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The Crocodile’s Power Play

The Crocodile’s Power Play – Until Everglades habitat is restored, some unexpected nesting sites are helping the American crocodile come back in South Florida Don Stap ON A STARRY EARLY SPRING NIGHT in South Florida, biologist Joe Wasilewski steers an airboat down a canal near Biscayne Bay. Suddenly, he kills the engine and jumps from […]

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Is this a bad deal for taxpayers? – mining law

Is this a bad deal for taxpayers? – mining law – Land Giveaways Roger DiSilvestro Under current law, a mining company may demand payment for protecting publicly owned natural resources–at your expense The story begins on Henderson Mountain, which rises more than 10,000 feet above southern Montana, hard against the Wyoming border. To the north […]

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Battle Of The Titans

Battle Of The Titans – sperm whale, giant squid Richard Ellis What happens when a sperm whale clashes with a giant squid in the depths of the sea? The serpent threw up its tail from 25 to 30 feet in a perpendicular direction, striking the whale by it with tremendous blows. . . . They […]

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Battle Of The Titans

Battle Of The Titans – sperm whale, giant squid Richard Ellis What happens when a sperm whale clashes with a giant squid in the depths of the sea? The serpent threw up its tail from 25 to 30 feet in a perpendicular direction, striking the whale by it with tremendous blows. . . . They […]

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SPECTACULAR CONCEPTION – Deep within the Gulf of Mexico, an annual nighttime spectacle is providing scientists with new clues to coral conservation

SPECTACULAR CONCEPTION – Deep within the Gulf of Mexico, an annual nighttime spectacle is providing scientists with new clues to coral conservation Pete Taylor SIXTY FEET beneath the Gulf of Mexico’s surface, a team of marine biologists holds a nighttime vigil. All around the wet-suited scientists, the water shimmers with bioluminescence. Below, visible in the […]

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Rare beauties: some of the nation’s loveliest native plants are also among its most endangered

Rare beauties: some of the nation’s loveliest native plants are also among its most endangered Michael Lipske Some of the nation’s loveliest native plants are also among its most endangered Maryl Levine’s odyssey began on a soggy spring day in Texas in 1992. The Maryland photographer waded across a rain-swollen river and then crept up […]

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GRASPING FOR SOLUTIONS – While many states are failing to protect rivers and watersheds from polluted runoff, some communities are taking matters into their own hands

GRASPING FOR SOLUTIONS – While many states are failing to protect rivers and watersheds from polluted runoff, some communities are taking matters into their own hands – diffuse pollution threatens American waterways Joby Warrick On bright days when the Clinch River in southwestern Virginia runs clear, you can see signs of rebirth strewn along its […]