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Coastal herons nesting in the city

I love spring! Every March, the Yellow-crowned Night Herons mysteriously come to town, nesting in my city of more than a million people. I don’t know why! These birds usually nest in coastal wetlands and feed on crustaceans. But here

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Banding hurts penguins, says new study in journal Nature

Text and photo by Sally Kneidel, PhD Attaching bands to birds is a longstanding method of studying bird populations. The bands allow researchers to collect data on birds’ movements and longevity. But scientists have been debating for 30 years whether

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How food affects your brain: 10 facts we now know

Readers – I just received an email from Cindy Cullen at the Culinary Arts College, asking if I would post a link to their article How Food Affects Your Brain: 10 Facts We Now Know.” Some interesting information in the

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Searching for a wild orangutan…

This post on Google News and on the syndicated site BasilandSpice. On my Asian quest to see wild and semi-wild orangutans, I wasn’t sure I’d find a single one of the red apes roaming free in a forest. Orangutans used

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Oil Spill 2010: Wildlife Danger Considered Terrifying

This post is now on Google News. Also on Basilandspice.com which is partnered with Newstex, TOPIX, EIN McClatchy-Tribune News Service and other media outlets. On Thursday April 29, the slick from the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico covered

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Exploring Puerto Rico’s rainforest: El Yunque

Text and photos by Sally Kneidel, PhD We visited our son Alan in Puerto Rico in March. He’s working there temporarily, collecting data on the island’s bird populations for a project based at NC State. I wrote on April 5

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