30 Sep '12, 10pm

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: Sea-level rise and invasive rodents have jeopardized the health of the mars...

View Image Comparison View Both Images On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 12 miles south of the colonial town of Cambridge, lies the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The 28,000-acre refuge largely consists of tidal marshes that—together with freshwater ponds and some forested and cultivated lands—form a haven for migrating birds along the Atlantic Flyway. But those marshes are being threatened. Sometimes called the “Everglades of the North,” Blackwater was established as a migratory bird refuge in 1933. During peak migration (around November), the area attracts some 15,000 Canada Geese; 15,000 ducks (from 20 different species); 5,000 snow geese; and 500 tundra swans. Year-round residents include mallards, blue-winged teals, great blue herons, and bald eagles. Blackwater is also home to the largest natural population of endangered Delmarva fox squirrels. These tidal marshes a...

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mnn.com 01 Oct '12, 2am

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nwf.org 04 Oct '12, 1am

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care2.com 30 Sep '12, 12pm

According to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, illegal trafficking of wildlife now ranks as the 3rd largest crim...

A Barrier for South Texas Wildlife

A Barrier for South Texas Wildlife

green.blogs.nytimes.com 04 Oct '12, 3pm

The Nature Conservancy A pedestrian fence cuts across the Southmost Preserve near Brownsville, Tex. A line of 18-foot-high...

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sgentrepreneurs.com 01 Oct '12, 9am

Two-time Imagine Cup Singapore winner Sunny Singh hits National Service snag in startup journey October 1, 2012 by Terence...

The Next Pandemic: Why It Will Come from Wildlife

The Next Pandemic: Why It Will Come from Wildlife

e360.yale.edu 04 Oct '12, 12pm

The Next Pandemic: Why It Will Come from Wildlife Experts believe the next deadly human pandemic will almost certainly be ...