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Wild Births are Big Steps for Rare California Condors and Mexican Wolves

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Two species that couldn’t be more different have had similarly good news this week. First we go to Utah’s Zion National Park, where a pair of California condors (Gymnogyps californianus) successfully hatched a chick in a nest more than 300 meters off the ground. This is the first wild condor birth in Utah since the [...]

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Extinction Countdown

Does Controversial Decision Pit California Condors against Wind Turbines?

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Talk about a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. The U.S. needs to generate more renewable energy if we hope to stave off the effects of climate change. At the same time, critically endangered California condors (Gymnogyps californianus)—which today number 417 birds after the last 22 members of their species were put [...]

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Bizarre New “Texas Longhorn” Dinosaur Bolsters Controversial Theory of Dino Diversity

A newly unearthed dinosaur has been called the “Texas longhorn” of its family tree, and it’s not hard to see why: Nasutoceratops titusi, a relative of the famous Triceratops, sported 3.5-foot-long horns, measured 15 feet long from nose to tail, and weighed 2.5 tons. But this fossil is significant for more than just its anatomy–the [...]

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