Photo: James Deshler As a professor and curator of ornithology at Harvard University, Scott Edwards usually spends his summers immersed in conferences, museum collections, fieldwork, and laboratories. He stays busy investigating a wide array of species and subjects, including house finch parasites, the evolution of flightless ratites, such as the Ostrich and Emu, and the role
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Mallards. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon It’s a mystery that has plagued scientists for ages: When new puddles and pools form, or a dry and isolated pond suddenly gets revived through rainfall or snowmelt, where do the fish that live in these waterbodies comes from? Now a new study might have finally found the answer: duck poop. Hungarian researchers fed live eggs of Prussian and
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SAN FRANCISCO― Conservation groups filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect an imperiled bird, the bi-state sage grouse, under the Endangered Species Act despite ongoing population declines. The bi-state sage grouse is a geographically isolated, genetically distinct population of greater sage grouse, which are famous
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The coronavirus pandemic has people around the world worried about the health of themselves and their families — but you’re probably concerned about your pet, too. You might be asking yourself questions like: – Can my dog get the coronavirus?– If I have the coronavirus, do I have to stay away from my dog?– Am
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We live in pink river dolphin paradise. But some help from man would Be so nice. Our numbers decreasing, our World shrinking fast. Without your kind help, Our kind will not last. Karen Lyons Kalmenson hello! i have managed to incorporate my eternal woodstock nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am
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Image by Beg Inner/Pixabay An important and controversial issue in the world of scientists who study animal behavior and animal cognition is whether we err in our analyses by anthropomorphizing our subjects or go too far in the opposite direction—when we actively avoid drawing parallels so as to be considered completely dispassionate in our explanations
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PORTLAND,Ore.— After a contentious 12-hour meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected conservation proposals to adopt a uniform 24-hour trap check time for all wildlife and to ban beaver trapping on federally managed public lands. The commission also voted 6-1 last Friday to continue the state’s existing furbearer trapping and hunting regulations for the
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Northern Cardinal. Photo: Douglas Chewning/Audubon Photography Awards This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript:  This is BirdNote. Male Northern Cardinals, Scarlet Tanagers, and House Finches all have striking red plumage that’s thought to play a role in attracting
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