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Beach-nesting birds: assault from all sides


Their fortunes tied to the tides, many species of coastal birds nest directly on the beach. Here Nature seems to conspire against them in these places we so often associate with idyllic relaxation. On North America’s temperate Atlantic Coast, beaches … Continue reading

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Why climate change is a big deal – some perspective


First things first: the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just released its Fifth Assessment Report, and the picture is no rosier than it’s been for the first four. Here’s a quick graphical update on our current state of … Continue reading

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