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Nature

‘Green Wave’ Explains Migratory Bird Routes

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Migratory songbirds enjoy the best of both worlds—food-rich summers and balmy winters—but they pay for it with a tough commute. Their twice-a-year migrations span thousands of miles and are the most dangerous, physically demanding parts of their year.

Surprisingly, for…[read further]

Cornell University

Environment

Pesticides Levels Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in Rivers and Streams

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Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the Nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new USGS study spanning two decades (1992-2011). Pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health…[read further]

US Geological Survey

Pursuits

Walking Off Obesity

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Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands –Not Nature Preserves– Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds from MU News Bureau on Vimeo.

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota found that local governments…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Conservation

A Future for Agroforestry

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Biodiversity is becoming a key topic for landowners to consider. With onslaughts of invasive pests such as emerald ash borer and the spread of detrimental diseases such as SDS in soybeans, many producers should be looking at ways to…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

People

Camden Doctor Has Battled Feral Hogs for Years

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Dr. Will Daniel does not sugar-coat his feelings about feral hogs. “I hate those pigs.” He has been battling problems with the destructive animals on his family’s land since his teen years. “We have killed a bunch of them, and…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Conservation

Passenger Pigeon Centennial a Conservation Milestone

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Just over a century ago, Sept. 1, 1914, to be exact, the last passenger pigeon in the world died in a Cincinnati, Ohio, zoo.

The sad event turned out to be a milestone, a factor in the rise of the…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

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Ponderings

Insects eat one third of the Earth’s food crops annually.

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