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7 Birds That Breed in the Arctic

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The majority of birds that can be found in Canada and the Lower 48 spend at least part of their lives in the Arctic Circle. Most of them use the Arctic's tundra scrub, tundra pools, and boreal forest edge during breeding season, where seasonally warm temperatures and long hours of sunlight provide ideal habitat for […]

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The Future of a Billion North American Birds Depends on Canada

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A living sea of a billion or more birds swept north through the U.S. to Canada and Alaska this spring. Warblers, vireos, sparrows, shorebirds, ducks, hawks—they have since built nests and are now busily feeding nestlings on their extraordinary breeding grounds: the vast green swath of northern forest known as the Boreal Forest, North America’s […]

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Fisherman Spots Baby Fish Drying Up And Rushes To Do The Right Thing

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Four tiny lives probably would have perished if it weren’t for the sharp eyes and quick thinking of a passerby. John was recently visiting the beaches of Mauritius, in Africa, and was walking along the picturesque shoreline when he spotted the slightest bit of motion among the shallows. Credit: Instagram/liketofishing What at first might have […]

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EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway

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In 2008, the George W. Bush administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vetoed a harmful drainage project in the Mississippi Delta known as the Yazoo Backwater Pumps. EPA cited the project would cause “unacceptable damage” to some of the nation’s “richest wetland and aquatic resources”. At the time, this was EPA’s 12th veto in the history […]

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Lions At Sad ‘Farm’ Are So Sick They Don’t Even Have Fur

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There are more lions living on “farms” across South Africa than there are living in the wild there — and undercover photos just released show a glimpse of what life can be like for one of the world’s most majestic species. Credit: HSI Reduced to lying on dry, dusty ground, eating scraps of meat, many […]

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Audubon Backs New Bill to Bolster Small Fish That Struggling Seabirds Need to Survive

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Washington, DC – “Each summer I watch the Atlantic Puffins when they bring fish home to their chicks. When parent puffins can’t find enough herring and other important fish, though, their chicks suffer and sometimes starve, casualties of warming oceans and over fishing. These human imposed threats are decimating forage fish and an entire food […]

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Captive Dolphins Shown Trying To Swim In A Few Inches Of Water

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A video showing captive dolphins struggling to swim in just a few inches of water at the bottom of a tank is becoming a powerful testament to the inherent deprivations involved in keeping these intelligent animals confined. The footage, which was shot at the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan, shows a routine tank cleaning. Credit: Instagram/Ric O’Barry’s […]

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How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Video: Mike Fernández/Audubon. Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon Hummingbirds may be some of the smallest birds in the world, but fluttering those tiny wings can be quite a workout. Flapping away at up to 90 beats per second burns up calories fast; to maintain their momentum, hummingbirds need to eat—a lot! To satisfy their speedy metabolisms, these busy birds consume […]

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The Government Just Decided To Kill Hundreds Of Sea Lion Families

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The U.S. government just did something terrible for ocean lions &mdash it managed to get legal to kill nearly 1,000 of these animals each year, just for attempting to feed themselves and their families. The impetus with this new law is due to wild salmon. Recently, salmon populations around the West Coast from the U.S. […]

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Airport Security Finds Craziest Thing Hidden Inside Bag Of Hair Curlers

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Whenever a man undergone airport terminal customs transporting a bag filled with hair rollers a week ago, security officials at New You are able to&rsquos John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport terminal were naturally suspicious. But things got even stranger when the officials observed who had been saved within the bag: as many as 70 live […]

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