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The anhinga or ‘devil bird’ lands in New York, with more to come

Anhingas, water birds with snakelike necks, have turned up in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and far upstate, a sign of shifting ranges for birds from the South.
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The missing 24-limbed animals that could help rescue the ocean’s forest

The kelp forests off the West Coast are dying, and with their decline, an entire ecosystem of marine plants and animals is at risk. A large starfish with an appetite for sea urchins could come to the rescue.

Warming temperatures driven down the parasite population

Global warming may make you miss these parasites when they’re gone

Warming temperatures in one part of the world seem to have driven down the parasite population, suggesting another unexpected way that climate change harms ecosystems.
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Meet the mice who make the forest

Scientists are unearthing a quiet truth about the woods: Where trees grow, or don’t, depends in part on the quirky decisions of small mammals.
Deforestation brings bat-borne virus home to roost

Deforestation brings bat-borne virus home to roost

Habitat loss and food shortages have pushed bats into closer proximity to horses and humans, fueling Hendra virus spillover, a new study suggests.
To save whales, don’t eat lobster

To save whales, don’t eat lobster, watchdog group says

The group says that the shellfish, long considered a more responsible choice, cannot be considered a guilt-free meal anymore.
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The most fascinating birds will be the first to go extinct

The biodiversity crisis will most directly affect distinctive members of the avian family. Get ready for a world that “is really simple and brown and boring.”