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WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has proposed to approve genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges throughout the southeastern United States, a step likely to increase use of glyphosate and other pesticides known to harm wildlife. The Obama administration acted in 2014 to phase out GE crops on all national wildlife refuges following a successful decade-long
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Snow Goose being tested for bird flu in Barrow, Alaska. Photo: Al Grillo/AP COVID-19, the viral disease gripping the globe, is not bird-related. Researchers believe it likely came from bats. Still, this pandemic understandably provokes fear about wildlife diseases and so provides an opportunity to clear up confusion surrounding the question, “can birds get you sick?” Karel
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Orange-crowned Warbler. Photo: Devin Grady/Audubon Photography Awards Orange-crowned Warbler. Photo: Devin Grady/Audubon Photography Awards In March, we asked a group of some of our most loyal and engaged members (who participate in Audubon’s Donor Insight Panel survey) to share a conservation victory or personal experience that gave them the inspiration or strength to keep working
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JUNEAU, AK – A federal judge rejected yesterday an enormous commercial timber harvest and road-building plan for Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. The judge ruled that project approval violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which sets standards for public engagement on federal projects that will alter the
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Amazon parrot. Photo by Sergio Souza/Pexels With schools shutting down, businesses shifting to work-at-home-type of employment and self-isolation as the new normal,  we now find ourselves wondering what to do to positively pass the time at home. Let’s strive to find a silver lining to make the most of this unexpected situation and have some
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Illustration: Ana Galvañ As a child, Ana Galvañ would join her grandfather on walks along the southeastern coast of Spain, delighting in the infinite calm sea and antics of seabirds. “I have a very strong attachment to the sea and everything related to it,” says the Murcia-based illustrator. That connection often influences her art, and
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A study found that polar bear dens often go undetected during oil industry checks. According to Reuters, a study found that the oil industry’s method for finding polar bear dens while drilling in Alaska fails half the time. The study evaluated thermal detection records from the oil industry and compared them to biologists’ records of
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There are new signs each day that the COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally altering public life in America. Many schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year. Several states have postponed presidential primaries. State and federal courts have put trials on hold.  But the coronavirus crisis is not stopping the U.S. Department of
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