Controlling Pests With Birds
Controlling Pests With Birds

Birds provide valuable ecosystem services, defending crops, such as grapes and coffee, from insects.

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Green Guru: Fabric or Plastic?
April 10, 2012 — The most eco-friendly options for grocery bags and trash can liners.
The Fine Art of Bonsai
April 09, 2012 — A podiatrist-turned-photographer finds elegance in an ancient horticultural art.
Inmates Take Up Organic Gardening
April 05, 2012 — Gardening behind bars offers prisoners fresh chances.
Audubon View
April 05, 2012 — The Audubon network has achieved major accomplishments where climate and energy are concerned. It's prepared to take on more.
Gardeners Reap the Benefits of Online Heirloom Seed Swaps
April 04, 2012 — Planting the past, and preserving biodiversity in the process, is easier than ever.
Parrot Conservation Changes a Catholic Tradition
March 30, 2012 — Fifteen years ago the yellow-eared parrot was presumed extinct. Its rediscovery in Colombia forced the Catholic Church to abandon an age-old tradition, and brought about one of the most amazing comebacks in the Americas.
Rebounding Grizzlies Still Face, and Pose, Risks
March 29, 2012 — Yellowstone’s rebounding grizzly bear population is an undeniable success. But figuring out how to manage the threatened omnivores—in light of potential food shortages and deadly human-grizzly interactions—isn’t so easy.
Pleasure Beach: A Place for Birds and People
March 26, 2012 — Striking a balance between the needs of threatened birds and humans isn't always easy.
Sound Check: Deciphering the Mysterious Calls of Animals, from Birds to Belugas
March 23, 2012 — A new book looks at the fascinating world of animal voices, and the insight they might provide into human communication.
High and Dry: A Human Face of Climate Change
March 21, 2012 — Peruvians living high up in the Andes may not know the phrase, "climate change," but they're worried about its effects.
Saving Sharks From Finning
March 19, 2012 — A serious effort to save some of the earth’s oldest, largest, and most successful predators is finally under way. But it needs to move faster.
Hunters Help Restore Hardwood Forests
March 12, 2012 — Public and private groups work together to build better wildlife habitat in the Mississippi River valley.
The Staying Power of Snapping Turtles
March 07, 2012 — Sure, snapping turtles are sometimes irascible and always prehistoric-looking. But these relics, which have been around for 90 million years, are the ultimate survivors.
Unlocking Migration's Secrets
March 05, 2012 — For centuries the study of bird migration has been riddled with mystery and unanswered questions: Where do birds go in winter? How far do they fly? Can they navigate a hurricane? Scientists are tapping new technologies to find 
Maple Syrup, the Vermont Way
February 29, 2012 — Drizzling your flapjacks with bona fide maple syrup tapped from northern hardwood forests provides a mouthwatering breakfast—and a boon to birds. 
Earth Almanac
February 28, 2012 — Our cottontail; ode to a devil's urn; more. 
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