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Counting birds and tracking how habitats change sound like easy tasks. But after a natural disaster when travel is difficult or dangerous, it can be anything but. Audubon’s Science team recently began testing artificial intelligence in an attempt to improve bird identification software, and developed a land cover-classification algorithm that assesses landscape and foliage change after natural disturbances. Together,
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(Picture Credit: Gandee Vasan/Getty Images) Did you ever find your dog incessantly scratching your carpet, couch, or even your walls? Do they love digging in the backyard? Some homeowners may see this as a destructive behavior, but it might also be a way for your pooch to talk to other dogs. University of Colorado professor
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(Picture Credit: Toshiro Shimada / Getty Images) It’s that time of the month again when we meticulously sift through the gazillions of cat videos that have been uploaded to social media sites and hand pick five of the very best for your entertainment. So settle down and get ready to enjoy March 2019’s five most
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Its fleas and tick season again. Try as hard as you can, but there’s no escape or perfect remedy against these adamant parasites.  If you are troubled with the question of how to get rid of fleas, a few things are important to know about: Fleas and ticks mostly thrive in areas with warm temperatures
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You might have a cockatoo in your home without even knowing it! Yes, your diminutive cockatiel—the most popular pet bird in the US—is, in fact, related to the much larger cockatoo. Seriously; there are 21 species of cockatoo and the cockatiel, also referred to simply as the ‘tiel,  is one of them. The cockatiel is
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Dog ticks are a common site for all pet parents. Their furry babies are an easy prey of these annoying insects. Ticks are doubly harmful as they not only damage the pet’s health but also transmit diseases causing bacteria and viruses to the host dog. Typically active during the warm climates, these parasites suck the
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Thunder and lightning boom and crackle overhead. Snapped cables dangle from what was a 10,000-volt electric fence. A massive dinosaur stalks out of the jungle, stomping through the now-useless barrier and revealing a mouthful of knife-sharp, banana-size teeth. It lets out a blood-curdling roar. Soon after, a man gets eaten off a toilet.  This is how we meet Tyrannosaurus rex
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Rock Pigeons. Photo: Paul Farnfield/Alamy This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript: This is BirdNote. Birds lay eggs. That means they don’t nurse their young… right? Well, have you ever heard of something called “pigeon milk?”
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Great Egret. Photo: Evelyn Smialek/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON — “Year after year, Congress has doubled down on its investment in our cherished landscapes, rejecting administration budget proposals that would devastate the protections and places that both birds and people need,” said Sarah Greenberger, National Audubon Society’s senior vice president of conservation policy, upon release of
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Iceland’s being condemned for recently approving the killing of hundreds whales over the next five years. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling in 1986, but like Japan, Iceland continued to use the scientific whaling loophole. After leaving the IWC in the 1990s in protest and returning in 2002, Iceland resumed scientific whaling in
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