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Grazing Cattle Trim the Menu for Birds

When cattle graze the desert's natural landscape, birds face changes in food availability—and some species are unable to adapt. Jason Goldman reports.

August 30, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

Climate Change Might Shrink Fish

Warmer water boosts fishes' demand for oxygen—and their bodies may shrink in response. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 29, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

A Fruitful Experiment in Land Conservation

In 1998 an orange juice maker dumped 12,000 tons of orange peels on degraded pastureland in Costa Rica—transforming it into vine-rich jungle. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 25, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Recycle Your Eclipse Glasses

Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.  

August 23, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

The Great American Eclipse

In advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

August 8, 2017 — David Baron and Steve Mirsky

Wolves Need More Room to Roam

Ecologists say wolves should be allowed to roam beyond remote wilderness areas—and that by scaring off smaller predators like coyotes and jackals, wolves might do a good service, too. Emily Schwing reports.

June 20, 2017 — Emily Schwing

Trees Beat Lawns for Water-Hungry L.A.

Evaporation from overwatered lawns cost the city of Los Angeles 70 billion gallons of wasted water a year. But the city's trees were much thriftier. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 27, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata
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