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    Contamination Revelation

    by Todd McLeish | May 20th 2016

    Abandoned industrial sites litter the world, and many are contaminated with pollutants that make it… More…

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    The Rust of the Story

    by Todd McLeish | May 20th 2016

    Rusty blackbird populations have declined by about 95 percent in the last 50 years, making… More…

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    Knocking Down Nitrogen

    by Todd McLeish | May 20th 2016

    Beavers have long been admired for their dam-building skills, which enable them to create ponds… More…


The Outside Story

Weekly Quotation

The second movement begins with the subtle snoring of pickerel frogs and the prolonged, nasal trill of American toads. As temperatures warm, gray treefrogs add their short, trumpet-like trills, along with a few plunky banjo notes of green frogs.
—Steven D. Faccio, "Frog Symphony," Spring 2013