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Woman Creates A New Drawing Every Time Her Cat Destroys A Shower Curtain

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On the day she moved into her apartment, Tina Hoang found little 4-month-old Masuka wandering around outside and immediately decided to adopt him. It didn’t take her long to realize that he was full of personality and wasn’t at all like his cat siblings …  Credit: Tina Hoang … and now, at 7 years old, […]

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Julie Hill-Gabriel on “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Assessing Future Needs.”

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Statement of Julie Hill-Gabriel  Vice President for Water Conservation  National Audubon Society  Washington, DC    Before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,   Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment  “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Assessing Future Needs.”    Chair Napolitano, Ranking Member Westerman, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for […]

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Video Of A Tarantula Swimming Has Everyone Freaking Out

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For all of the arachnophobes out there, it can be a little terrifying to think about just how many different kinds of spiders there are in the world. They come in all different shapes and sizes and have varying abilities, and are truly awesome creatures, though many people remain unconvinced.  For those people, the news […]

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Men Pull Drowning Kangaroo From Ocean And Give Him CPR

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Last weekend, Dillan Elliott and his friends were returning from a fishing trip in Australia when they suddenly spotted something strange thrashing around in the water about half a mile from shore. After watching for a second, they were shocked to realize the creature was actually a kangaroo, who had somehow ended up in the […]

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Audubon’s Jennifer Pitt Honored with Leadership Award for Colorado River Work

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Audubon’s Colorado River Program Director Jennifer Pitt will receive an award for her leadership on the Colorado River this weekend. Water Education Colorado named her the 2019 recipient of the Diane Hoppe Leadership award (see here). This is an annual award bestowed on a Coloradan who has a body of work in the field of […]

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Arizona Needs to Resolve Long-Running Lawsuit in Order to Protect Rivers

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An obscure, long-running lawsuit regarding water rights in Arizona affects every water right claimed on the Gila and Little Colorado Rivers and their tributaries in the state. Because of the uncertainty surrounding who owns which water rights, securing water for environmental purposes faces an uphill battle. To facilitate innovative and market-driven deals to secure water […]

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International Infrastructure Issues Threaten Arizona’s Santa Cruz River

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Between southern Arizona in the United States and northern Sonora in Mexico, there is a shared piece of infrastructure failing to do its job. The International Outfall Interceptor (IOI) is a massive pipe that carries wastewater (sewage) from Nogales, Sonora in Mexico and Nogales, Arizona in the United States to a wastewater treatment plant in […]

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Bipartisan Colorado River Drought Plan Signed into Law Averting Potentially Catastrophic Outcomes for People and Birds

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WASHINGTON—“More than 400 bird species and 36 million people rely on the Colorado River. Studies show that as temperatures continue to rise, the Colorado River and the rivers that feed it will become even more important for people and for birds like the Yellow-billed Cuckoo and the Great Blue Heron,” said David Yarnold, President and CEO […]

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Nice Guy Stops When He Realizes Pigeon Is Trying To Tell Him Something

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Sometimes it only takes a few seconds to help a fellow creature — and thankfully a nice guy walking along a boardwalk recently was attentive enough to notice the opportunity.  Arizona resident Jack Neal was exploring Santa Barbara, California, soaking in the scenic coastline with his mom, when a wild pigeon decided to join them.  Credit: […]

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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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