Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~9 min
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The Marshall Islands could be wiped out by climate change – and their colonial history limits their ability to save themselves
Climate change is a true existential threat for small island nations, but the US has done little to help the Marshall Islands, which it administered for decades.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~10 min
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Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
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Cahokian culture spread across eastern North America 1,000 years ago in an early example of diaspora
Five centuries before Columbus arrived, migrants were spreading across North America, carrying their culture with them and mixing with those they encountered in new places.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~11 min
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Climate migrants still tend to move to places they know or have connections to through their social networks.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~7 min
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Archaeologists determined the step-by-step path taken by the first people to settle the Caribbean islands
Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~10 min
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Rising sea levels may trap more people than are displaced.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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Employing displaced Syrian healthcare workers is a “win-win” for both host communities and refugees as it would strengthen national health services and allow
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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