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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

by Ali Hibbs June 25, 2015


  “This report is shocking,” said Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway.  “Without immediate action to curb the warming climate, EPA is predicting that all Adirondack trout and salmon populations will be dead within 85 ...

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The Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to Zero

by The Staff September 4, 2014


  “Celebration” isn’t quite the right word for this centennial exhibit; let’s go with “memorial.” One-hundred years ago, the last passenger pigeon died in captivity. (Her name was Martha.) A species that once numbered in the ...

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The Secret Lives of Birds

by Darryl McGrath May 24, 2012


  Nature typically grants a species a couple million years on earth, but when you consider all that humans have done to birds in just the last couple of centuries, you wish you could push a ...

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by Shawn Stone July 14, 2011


There are those in the scientific community who have looked at the data and concluded that we’re in the early stages of a mass extinction. Evidence of past mass extinctions dots the geological record, after ...