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Citizen Science & The Kiss of Death

Kissing bugs: Sure, this might sound like the latest cute critter video craze on YouTube, but a kiss from this bug could be the kiss of death.

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10 Cool Galapagos Endemics (That Aren’t Finches or Tortoises)

Pink iguanas, giant daisy trees, and lava-loving cacti — our 10 picks for cool Galapagos endemics that aren’t finches or tortoises.

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The BowerBird Naturalist Collection

Do you want to protect Australian biodiversity? Join BowerBird and share your naturalist observations with a community that can make a difference for conservation!

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10 Field Guides for the Serious Naturalist

Looking to expand your wildlife ID skills beyond the usual bird guide? How about learning to identify dragonflies? Or warblers? Or squirrels and chipmunks? Our blog has you covered with some of the most innovative – and unusual – recent field guides.

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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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Can We Grow Safe Produce and Conserve Nature at the Same Time?

Farmers are destroying habitat near farms out of fear that wildlife is spreading E. coli and other pathogens to their fields. But is wildlife a source of foodborne illness? New research from Conservancy scientists suggests not.

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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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Video: Wyoming’s Great Migration

Across the Intermountain West, mule deer, pronghorns and other ungulates are on the move. The latest research offers a new glimpse into these old migrations. A video from the Wyoming Migration Initiative offers a good intro to this perilous journey.

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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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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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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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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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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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Citizen Science Tuesday: Wildlife CSI

How does the local wildlife behave around the compost heap? Wildlife CSI is on the case. Join a crack team of sleuths that includes crowbots. Yes, crowbots.

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