The conservation lesson of dolphins who walked on their tails — Anthropocene

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Late in 1987, a young female Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin was found trapped in a harbor of the Port River estuary near Adelaide, Australia. Nicknamed Billie, she was rescued and, prior to her release, lived for several weeks at a nearby dolphinarium; though kept separate from the captives, she had a chance to watch them perform.…

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Climate change is emptying the desert of birds — Anthropocene

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Wildfires north of the Arctic Circle, a “fire tornado” in California, and heat records busted across wide swaths of the globe: the extremes of 2018 have given rise to headlines proclaiming that climate change has arrived. But for birds living in the Mojave Desert of southern California and Nevada, climate change has already been here…

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