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Resilient Sheep, Butterfly Cloud and 10 Vanishing Species

Also in our best of the web: the side effects of ‘antifreeze’ in fish, balancing environment with renewable energy and a farewell to the Krullwich Wonders blog.

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Ghost Lemurs, Seeking Nemo, and the $100B Hurricane

Also in our best of the web: drought maps, Jersey shore, plastic plunder and the eternal question: casket, cremate or compost?

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Whale Pelvises, Pigeon Toes and Bee Belly Bacteria

Also in our best of the web: 2014 State of the Birds report, laser-mapping Earth’s forests, China gets cap-and-trade, and really smart fish.

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Marmoset Mimicry, Teaching Fish to Walk, and Beetles Invasion

Also in our best of the web: remembering Martha, citizen scientists everywhere, a blueprint for climate cooperation and where to build roads.

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Woodpecker Skull Design, Novel Ecosystems, Yawning Wolves and More

Also in our best of the web: bamboo reinforcements, climate inertia, bison return to Tribal lands, and E.O Wilson’s audacious plan.

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Ant Zombies, Sunscreen’s Unseen Impacts and Bats in the Belfry

Also in this week’s best of the web: assessing aquaculture, how human structures affect bird nesting behaviors and the individuality of bumble bees.

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Alluring Boomslang, Scaly Pangolin and Disappearing Aspen

Also in this week’s best of the web: social networks for science, averting bird-window collisions, biodiversity surveys go local, and reconstructing Acadia’s trails.

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Ocean Mercury, Designer Fish and Best Shark-cam Ever

Also in our best of the web: penguin neighbors, scorpion rundown, downside of habitat corridors, and the psychology of litter.

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Bike-Friendly Cities, Overheated Trout and Protein 2.0

Also in our best of the web: right whale baby boom, turtle hatchapalooza, scientists as human shields, and water as therapy

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Mayfly Madness, Whale-Ship Collisions, and Microbial Detox

Also in our best of the web: tracking wood thrush migration, carbon sources and sinks, bat navigation, and skunk invasion.

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Turtle Talk, Living with Sharks, Carbon Tax Repeal and More

Also in our best of the web: climate and kidney stones, sexual harassment in the field, nature and innovation, flying versus driving and more on sea stars.

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Veggie Piranha, Duiker Madness, Whale Poop and Rolling Coal

Also in our best of the web: monarch hospitality, fat (and fit) corals, roof tiles for clear air and fingerprinting water.

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Hippos Amok, Missing Ocean Plastic, TroutBlitz & More

Also in our best of the web: the future of science journalism, definition of a forest, the great fish swap and crowdfunding wolf conservation

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Urban Weasels, Coral Atlas & Ivory-Sniffing Dogs

Also in this week’s best of the web: getting narcissists to go green, sea star die-off, peak coal, sustainable meat certification and smart fish.

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Spiders Go Fishing, Old Trees Dwindle & Icebergs Scrape Bottom

Also in our best of the web: group discounts on solar panels, Chilean dams halted, monster jellyfish and spiders with personality.

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Forest Dilemmas

Too many deer. Logging one tree to save another. Beavers versus old growth. Welcome to forest conservation in the 21st century. Join us for a provocative 5-part series exploring the full complexity facing forest conservation in the eastern United States.

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