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Bird Buffet

When avians crowd together to eat from feeders they can pick up parasites and viruses from each other, but there are ways to ensure their safety and our viewing pleasure.

Ocean Watch

This year scientists discovered a new whale species in the Bering Sea and long-living orcas in the Pacific, even as dolphins in China, Hong Kong and Gulf of California waters are rapidly disappearing.

Bye-Bye Birdies

Factors as diverse as island rats and cats, overfishing and plastic products are putting a third of all North American bird species at risk of extinction.

Good Move

China is using a campaign by Hollywood icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.to urge its citizens to eat half as much meat.

Extinction Scenario

The risk of humans disappearing from the Earth is estimated at one-tenth of a percent every year, say environmental biologists, but rising temperatures and populations may push that probability up to 3 percent.

Solar Sidewalk

In literally groundbreaking news, photovoltaic pavers are to grace a sidewalk section of a rest stop on iconic Route 66.

Greening Planet

In the last 33 years, one quarter to a half of Earth’s vegetated lands have become more dense with living plants, which can help counter rising carbon emission levels.

Wise Woodsmen

Products linked to deforestation will no longer be purchased by Norway’s public agencies.

America Outdone

To protect its traditional seeds and agriculture, Venezuela has passed perhaps the toughest law in the world regulating the use and research of genetically modified organisms.

Patient Pets

An Ontario hospital allows patients’ cats and dogs, once thoroughly scrubbed, to visit them for an hour each week.