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    Contamination Revelation

    by Todd McLeish | May 20th 2016

    Abandoned industrial sites litter the world, and many are contaminated with pollutants that make it… More…

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    The Rust of the Story

    by Todd McLeish | May 20th 2016

    Rusty blackbird populations have declined by about 95 percent in the last 50 years, making… More…

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    Knocking Down Nitrogen

    by Todd McLeish | May 20th 2016

    Beavers have long been admired for their dam-building skills, which enable them to create ponds… More…


The Outside Story

Weekly Quotation

Falling temperatures and dwindling food resources do drive birds southward in fall, but migrating to avoid winter’s hardship is itself risky…Some migrants lose prime wintering sites altogether – to storms, for example, or commercial development. Imagine yourself on a plane for Brazil, arriving to find that your airport has vanished.
—Bryan Pfeiffer, "Misfit Migrants," Spring 2013