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You’ve heard of TikTok dances, but get ready for TikTok…bird songs? New York-based musician So Wylie is bringing birdy beats to the forefront of the “for you page.” She started by listening to the call of an owl. “I was like, this is kind of fire!” she told the National Audubon Society. “I immediately decided I was going to make a beat with it. I made it that afternoon.” It was a hit, and her page, filled with funky bird beats, has now garnered almost 300,000 likes.
According to the National Audubon Society, two-thirds of North American bird species face extinction unless the world can halt catastrophic climate change. Wylie says she hopes to evoke a sense of “creative discovery” through her music, something we’ll need much more of to stop climate change and save the birds.
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Almost 1,000 of Florida’s manatees have died as of Oct.1 this year, setting a tragic record for the most deaths in a year, with two months left to go. Deaths were largely caused by starvation — the predator-less sea cows typically spend hours a day eating seagrass, but declining […]
Do you have a good eye? Are you surprisingly good at Where’s Waldo and like Walruses? If so, we have great opportunity for you! The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking volunteers to help count Atlantic walruses…from space. Sea ice is retreating fast as global temperatures rise, forcing walruses to crowd on smaller floes […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer At a UN conference in Kunming, China, President Xi Jinping set aside $230 million to form a fund that preserves biodiversity in developing countries. This announcement was made at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks (COP15) which are dedicated to preserving delicate ecosystems and preventing plants and animals […]
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