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  • Wild Things

    Kauai’s native forest birds are headed toward extinction

    Hawaiian honeycreepers are a marvel of evolution. Millions of years ago, some finches arrived on the Hawaiian Islands and began to diversify. As the Pacific Plate moved over the Hawaiian hotspot and new islands formed and others shriveled away, these colorful songbirds evolved into more than 50 species that differed so much in what they ate, where they lived and how they looked that it took...

    09/13/2016 - 15:00 Animals, Evolution, Conservation
  • Wild Things

    What happens to animals in a hurricane?

    After hammering the Bahamas, Hurricane Joaquin is now moving north, and, the latest path predictions show, is headed out to sea instead of directly for the U.S. East Coast. The storm’s track has been hard to pin down, which makes preparing for it rather difficult. If you live near the shore, you don’t know if you should board up your house, evacuate or stay where you are.

    But humans, at...

    10/02/2015 - 12:33 Animals, Oceans
  • Wild Things

    Some seabirds will be hit hard by sea level rise

    February 2011 was a bad month for seabirds living on the Midway, Kure and Laysan atolls. A winter storm swept across this portion of the North Pacific, with winds exceeding 115 kilometers per hour that whipped water across the low-lying islands. Then the Tohoku tsunami brought another bout of high waves. The winds and water wiped out some 250,000 Laysan albatross and 30,000 black-footed...

    09/30/2015 - 11:24 Animals, Climate, Oceans