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And The Award For Best Picture Goes To....

More than 450 photographers submitted a shot to SciFri's Winter Nature Photo Contest, and thousands of fans helped choose a winner. Contest judge Clay Bolt discusses the winning entry, and what makes for a prize-winning shot. Plus, tips for budding nature photographers.
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As His Home Melts Away, Teenager Sues Alaska

Nelson Kanuk, an 18-year old Yup'ik Eskimo, has seen the permafrost his home is built on melt, and in a year or two the house could be gone. Kanuk argues the state needs to take more action on climate change.
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Monarch Butterflies Population Falls To Record Low, Mexican Scientists Say

The orange-and-black butterflies that winter in massive numbers in central Mexico each year, have fallen precipitously since a census count began 20 years ago.
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Why Are Yellow Perch Disappearing From Our Rivers?

For years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been trying to figure out why yellow perch, which spawn in rivers feeding into the Chesapeake Bay, are reproducing at lower and lower levels.

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German Prince Plans To Put Bison Back In The Wild

The prince's dream of reintroducing European bison, or wisent, into Germany's most densely populated state will soon be reality. It will be the first time in nearly 300 years that these creatures will roam Western Europe. But not everyone is as excited as the prince.
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Jamestown Likely Underwater By End Of Century

The first permanent English settlement on the American continent may be among the early victims in the coming years of rising sea levels stemming from global warming.

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Remembering Aldo Leopold, Visionary Conservationist And Writer

Leopold's A Sand County Almanac was published in 1949. Decades after his death, his work is at the cutting edge of his field — and his words inspire a new generation of environmentalists.

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