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A Walk in the Park: Central Park and the Spring Bird Migration.

In this episode, Liz Johnson and Felicity Arengo from the American Museum of Natural History take Scientific American podcast host Steve Mirsky for a walk in the park--Central Park--to talk about the spring bird migration and the role that Central Park and other green spaces plays in the lives of birds and other animals...

June 7, 2006 — Steve Mirsky

Munching on the Move

Algae colonies, such as the Volvox one shown here, are propelled through water by the coordinated movements of their whip-like flagella.

June 1, 2006

Tracking Turtles

scientists tracked endangered Atlantic Loggerhead turtles with satellite telemetry, illuminating for the first time their migratory journey of thousands of miles.

May 23, 2006

Wading in Waste

Thanks to unchecked development along America's coasts, disease-causing microbes are increasingly fouling beaches and shellfish beds

May 22, 2006 — Michael A. Mallin

The Environment: birds; strategic conservation; big cats.

In this episode, Cambridge conservation scientist Andrew Balmford discusses the state of the world's birds; the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Rex Johnson talks about a new, strategic approach to conservation (both men were presenters at the recent conference "Conserving Birds in Human-Dominated Landscapes" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City); and the Wildlife Conservation Society's Alan Rabinowitz describes his efforts to save the world's big cats...

May 10, 2006 — Steve Mirsky
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