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Citizen Science Tuesday: oldWeather

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: take a voyage with the mariners of oldWeather and improve data for climate models.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: NestWatch

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: track the reproductive success of birds and improve understanding of challenges they face with NestWatch. Who doesn’t want to spend time watching baby birds?

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Project BudBurst

Our new series connects you to citizen science projects that benefit conservation. First up: record when trees bloom and wildflowers blossom to help Project BudBurst track the effects of climate change.

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Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Everyone is talking about the record low count of monarchs at their overwintering site in Mexico, but what is really happening to these butterflies and why does it matter?

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The Trapped Polar Expedition: Spectacle or Serious Science?

The icebound Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) made headlines for becoming icebound at year’s end and requiring helicopter rescue for its passengers. Which set off a debate: was the AAE really science, or just a carnival-like spectacle?

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Will Polar Bears Die Out Because of Climate Change?

Everyone has heard that polar bears are threatened by climate change. But what does that mean, exactly? We look at what the latest science predicts is likely to happen.

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New Report: What Will the Urban Century Mean for Nature?

Can biodiversity thrive in an increasingly urban world — or are the predictions of disasters destined to be correct? A new UN report co-authored by TNC’s Rob McDonald has some surprising answers.

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