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Looking up from the task at hand can yield new insights and priorities. Sandcastle at Sunset on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA. Credit: Michael "Mike" L. Baird, Creative Commons License
Meeting energy development needs will require that we convert land from current uses. Photo: Mark Godfrey/TNC
Eurasian collared dove. Photo: lruka under a Creative Commons license
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University of Illinois researchers make a fine diesel oil from plastic grocery bags. Credit: MTSOfan through a  Creative Commons license.
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The tiny Gracile Mouse opossum is an almost entirely arboreal species, limited to treed areas. Small forest patches and corridors are key to its survival in human influenced landscapes.   Credit: Noe de la Sancha
Asian longhorned beetle exit holes are perfectly round with a neat edge.  Photo: Jennifer Forman Orth, MDAR
A male babirusa. Photo: Coke Smith, cokesmithphototravel.com
Zebra, Kenya. Image credit: Heather Tallis/TNC
Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier--thought to have calved the iceberg that sank the Titanic--flowed at 46 meters a day in the summer of 2012. That's 30-50% faster than previous summers. Photo credit: kriskaer under Creative Commons license.
The Nature Conservancy's conservation initiatives in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo credit: © Nick Hall for The Nature Conservancy
Humpback whale breaching, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Haida Gwaii. Image credit: Clint Johnson Kendrick/Parks Canada.
A sick ochre star surrounded by apparently healthy ones from Olympic National Park. Photo: Steve Fradkin
Cattle aren't so bad when you get to know them... More importantly, they can serve as very effective tools for prairie conservation... even if they don't look exactly like bison. Photo: Chris Helzer/TNC
Yet another reason to sleep in. Early-rising agoutis are more likely to get eaten. Credit: Maret Hoseman/Creative Commons

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