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[embedded content] Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Video: Mike Fernández/Audubon. Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon Hummingbirds may be some of the smallest birds in the world, but fluttering those tiny wings can be quite a workout. Flapping away at up to 90 beats per second burns up calories fast; to maintain their momentum, hummingbirds need to eat—a lot! To satisfy their speedy metabolisms, these
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Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Richard Pick/Audubon Photography Awards FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Today, the Bureau of Land Management released final versions of land-management plans for the sagebrush ecosystem nearly two years after beginning the process to rewrite a historic 2015 agreement on sage-grouse conservation for an approach that elevates short-term development interests above all others. “What
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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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