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Need a break? Explore the Wall of Birds

Interact with the epic mural, spanning 243 birds and 375 million years, at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Explore: Wall of Birds

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Beatles aren’t the only creatures to make friends with the badger

Apparently coyotes will also occasionally ally with badgers in the kaleidoscope of natural wonders.

Read: A viral coyote-badger video demonstrates the incredible complexity of nature — High Country News – Know the West

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Will bighorn sheep reintroduced by the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe thrive?

Twenty-two sheep were helicoptered in to habitat where they were once important to the land and people.

Read: The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands (Return to Lake Range) — High Country News – Know the West

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How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

Are lichens made of a fungus and an alga? Not quite.

Read: How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

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What threatens the black-footed ferret?

An endangered species success story has begun to reverse, and no one is sure why.

Read: What threatens the black-footed ferret? — High Country News – Know the West

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Ocean Change Written into Bird Bodies

Like a Bering sea-bird, this article is packed full of strange, informative, and portentous information.

Read: Ocean Change Written into Bird Bodies

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Egged on by industry lobbyists, Interior Dept. weakens bird protections

Did oil lobbyists succeed in crippling the Migratory Bird Treaty Act so they could no longer be prosecuted for killing birds?

Read: Egged on by industry lobbyists, Interior Dept. weakens bird protections | Reveal

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What’s the best way to save California’s redwoods?

How important are California’s Redwood and Giant Sequoia forests as carbon sinks? Should they be actively managed or left alone?

Read: What’s the best way to save California’s redwoods? — High Country News – Know the West

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Vermont Wild Bee Survey Records Over 9,000 Bees in 2019 | Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Are bee populations in decline? Vermont Center for Ecostudies volunteers contribute to the study of bees in their state.

Link: Vermont Wild Bee Survey Records Over 9,000 Bees in 2019 | Vermont Center for Ecostudies

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Experience, Not DNA, Could Be Key to Species’ Climate Adaptability

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Are Pikas threatened by climate change? Adventure Scientists volunteers contribute to research.

Source: Experience, Not DNA, Could Be Key to Species’ Climate Adaptability