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By Katrina Miller The New York Times The American Ornithological Society, the organization responsible for standardizing English bird names across the Americas, announced Wednesday it would rename all species honoring people. Bird names derived from people, the society said in a statement, can be ...
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    By Christina Larson The Associated Press The world’s frogs, salamanders, newts and other amphibians remain in serious trouble. A new global assessment has found that 41% of amphibian species that scientists have studied are threatened with extinction, meaning they are either vulne...
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By Ashraf Khalil and Didi Tang The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> Wearing an “I Love Pandas” T-shirt and clutching a panda-covered diary, Kelsey Lambert bubbled with excitement as she glimpsed the real thing. She and her mother, Alison, had made a special trip from San Antonio just to watch t...
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Urban animals can’t take the heat By Emily Anthes The New York Times For many wild animals urban environments are unappealing homes, covered in concrete and carved up by car traffic. As buildings go up and roads are laid down, some species seem to vanish from the landscape, and animal communities...
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BOULDER Have you heard the buzz? University rehomes 80-year-old beehives found in Old Main     By Olivia Doak Daily Camera boulder>> Two beehives believed to be at least 80 years old were rehomed after they were discovered in Old Main at the University of Colorado in August. ...
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By BRUCE FINLEY |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: May 18, 2023 at 1:24 p.m. | UPDATED: May 18, 2023 at 5:17 p.m. Once reviled widely as a nuisance, the millions of miller moths migrating through cities along Colorado’s Front Range this week in...
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Now you see them, now you don’t. Some frogs found in South and Central America have the rare ability to turn on and off their nearly transparent appearance, researchers report Thursday in the journal Science. During the day, these nocturnal frogs sleep by hanging underneath tree leaves. Their delic...
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By Amber Carlson acarlson @prairiemountainmedia.com For researchers at the University of Colorado, Xray technology has offered a glimpse into a mysterious and elusive world: the inside of a honeybee swarm. Although swarms can contain thousands of bees, the researchers found in a recent study that...
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Why cross-border animal treatment standards are constitutional By Krista Kafer Columnist for The Denver Post Search online images for “sow in gestation crate” to see the abject misery of an animal confined to a pen, typically 7 feet by 2 feet in size. These pens confine gestating sows for the du...
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While you sleep, millions of birds will migrate over Colorado By John Meyer The Denver Post While you slept one night this week, more than 30 million migratory birds flew over Colorado, almost five times the number that were aloft the night before, at an average speed of 28 mph and an average alt...
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Inside the Colorado-based campaign to save insects from extinction By Bruce Finley The Denver Post ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK » At a high alpine lake here, researchers with clipboards and pens are conducting painstaking surveys that may be essential for saving butterflies and other insects from ...
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By Nicholas Bakalar © The New York Times Co. Chimpanzees design and use tools. That is well known. But is it possible that they also use medicines to treat their own and others’ injuries? A new report suggests they do. Since 2005, researchers have been studying a community of 45 chimpanzees in th...
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By Brittany Peterson and Suman Naishadham The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » On a recent, scorching afternoon in the city, off-road vehicles cruised up and down a stretch of dry riverbed where normally the Rio Grande flows. The drivers weren’t thrill-seekers, but biologists hoping to save as many ...
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    By Molly Burke The Denver Post U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors confirmed the first case of avian flu in a backyard chicken flock in Colorado on Saturday. The highly pathogenic avian influenza, known as HPAI, was detected in a non-commercial flock in Pitkin County, accord...
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  By Jason Bittel © The New York Times Co. In 1890, a mustachioed eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin released a few dozen European starlings into New York City. His supposed goal? Introduce all the bird species mentioned in William Shakespeare’s plays to America. More than a century later, ...
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  By John Wenzel The Denver Post Denver Zoo on Wednesday launched an emergency fundraising drive to raise money for zoos in Ukraine that have been devastated by the country’s brutal, ongoing invasion by Russian forces. “I’ve seen the reports that many of the zookeepers in Ukraine are sleepi...
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birds By Sarah Kuta Special to The Denver Post I am cruising the gravel roads just south of Interstate 80 in Nebraska with my parents when suddenly I spot them: a mass of leggy grey birds with dark red foreheads standing among the short rows of harvested corn. My dad, who graciously agreed to cha...
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  By Annie Roth © The New York Times Co. In March 2019, scientists studying whales near southwestern Australia stumbled on a supersize spectacle that few had seen before — a pod of orcas viciously attacking a blue whale. Over a dozen orcas surrounded the mighty animal. They had bitten off i...
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Five hundred meters below the ice covering Antarctica’s Weddell Sea sits the world’s largest known colony of breeding fish, a new study finds. An estimated 60 million active nests of a type of icefish stretch across at least 240 square kilometers, nearly the size of Orlando, Fla. Many fish create n...
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By Elizabeth Preston © The New York Times Co. It’s a well-known fact among entomologists that whoever named the millipede was being a touch dramatic. The name means “thousand-footed,” but no millipede has 1,000 feet. At least, that was true until now. A discovery deep below the surface of Austra...
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