Animals
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Look Whoo’s There! Rockefeller

This tiny owl is one lucky fella! He was plucked from the branches of the Christmas tree in NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza by one of the workers putting it up. Dubbed Rockefeller, he is now being nursed back to health at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, and his caretakers are hoping to release him back into the […]

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One Cool Thing: Hunting Pythons in the Everglades Even During a Pandemic

One Cool Thing: Hunting Pythons in the Everglades Even During a Pandemic

Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission and its Southwest Water Management Division caught a record 2,000 Burmese pythons in Florida’s Everglades in just the first eight months of 2020. The good news is those snakes are gone. The bad news is there are that many Burmese pythons in the Everglades.  Check out the cool photos of […]

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#DOTUS On Instagram

#DOTUS On Instagram

Normalcy will return to the White House in January — the First Family will again have pets!  The Bidens have two dogs, Champ and Major, and now an Instagram account with 60,000 followers, and even their own hashtag #DOTUS.  The Obamas had two dogs, Sunny and Bo, and the Bushes had two cats and a […]

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The Arctic Is Literally On the Move

The Arctic Is Literally On the Move

A new study published last week in the journal Science, in which scientists took an extensive look at Arctic wildlife, found that animals are on the move — dramatically changing where and when they breed, migrate and forage.

Why This Matters:  The dramatic changes in the Arctic will have very significant impacts on the people who live and work there.

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Katherine the Great White Shark Is Back and Tweeting!

Katherine the Great White Shark Is Back and Tweeting!

So everyone knows YES I was wearing a mask when I came up. #sharkgirl #sharkworld #noronaforme pic.twitter.com/jSr1CSUKQ8 — Katharine The Shark (@Shark_Katharine) November 1, 2020 She’s baaaack!!  Katharine, the great white shark with 70,000 Twitter followers (we are jealous) who had not been heard from in about 18 months, has turned up again off the […]

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Supreme Court Hears FOIA Case About Endangered Species

Supreme Court Hears FOIA Case About Endangered Species

On Monday, which seems like a millennium ago, the newly constituted Supreme Court heard its first environmental case — which was a case about the secrecy of government deliberations.  In this case, those deliberations involve the science behind endangered species protections.

Why This Matters:  The case has ramifications beyond endangered species — it goes to scientific integrity and government transparency.

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