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Citizen Science Tuesday: IceWatch USA

Heavy snow and cold weather like the “polar vortex” get all the press, but what are the realities given a changing climate? Help IceWatch USA find out by monitoring ice cover in your area.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Celebrate Urban Birds

A surprising abundance and diversity of birds is waiting for you right in the city. Celebrate Urban Birds will help you find, identify, and study them.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: PooPower!

Remember the last time you stepped into a pile of dog excrement? Learn why dog poop isn’t just a nuisance, it’s a problem for conservation and water quality.

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Critters on Camera, Demon Oil and Uber Efficiency

Also in our best of the web: reducing roadkill, an environmental thriller about mermaids, the gap in climate preparedness and the ghost of Thanksgiving future.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: SeaWatch

Where to see skies filled with seabirds? Take part in SeaWatch at Schoodic Point and gather important conservation data while enjoying a wildlife spectacle.

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Mushroom Man, Crime-Fighting Reindeer & Saving Silverbacks

Also in our best of the web: Gunnison sage grouse now threatened, drunken Bohemian waxwings fly under the influence and daily photos reveal Beijing’s toxic smog.

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Shouting Fish, Farming Fail and Snow Leopards Everywhere

Also in our best of the web: why pregnant snakes crave toxic toads, no, tropical storms have not intensified and yes, scientists are creative.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Plankton Portal

Plankton, these seemingly inconsequential organisms affect the entire ocean. And you can help scientists understand them. Discover new life with Plankton Portal.

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Penguin Impostor, Sustainability Bowl and Climate Depression

Also in our best of the web: never go in a python cave, reintroducing the Iberian lynx to Portugal and eating invasives is trending in the UK.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Smithsonian Bumblebee Project

A key to understanding problems facing bumblebees is hiding in the Smithsonian collections. Make these records available & be part of the Smithsonian legacy.

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Scientists’ Costumes, Missing Oil and Amphibian Quest

Also in our best of the web: Swim through oceans at your desk, Google Maps takes you inside Jane Goodall’s house, and 10 reasons bats are cooler than you think.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Bat Detective

This Halloween: Where can you hear a sound that most people never hear, teach computers a lesson & improve scientific data on vulnerable bats? Try Bat Detective!

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Lek at This, Billboard Fins and Shrinking Goats

Also in our best of the web: “bottling” the sun, fall foliage changes with the climate, California drought hits pumpkins and solar lights up Georgia.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Monarchs Journey North

Why do monarchs migrate? How do they know when to go to Mexico? How do they know where to fly? Citizen Scientists are finding the answers on Journey North.

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I Am Dolphin, Vulture Restaurants and Climate-Smart Military

Also in our best of the web: worst case sea level rise, a reason to love power lines, why scientists do what they do and 3D printing goes solar.

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Diverse Conservation

Call for Inclusive Conservation
Join Heather Tallis in a call to increase the diversity of voices and values in the conservation debate.

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Infrared Sage Grouse Count
The challenge: find a chicken-sized bird in a million-acre expanse of rugged canyons & bad roads. Infrared video to the rescue.

Wildlife Videos In Infrared
Infrared enables us to see minor variations in temperature. See how this technology is revolutionizing conservation science.

Nature As Normal
TNC Lead Scientist Heather Tallis is researching how to make people see nature as critical to life through three lenses: education, water and poverty.

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