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wildfire

BAD BURN  Wildfires such as this one, which burned almost 50,000 acres in Oregon and Washington in 2017, are one reason why the days with the worst air quality are becoming even worse in the northwestern United States.

booby chick

WILD WASTE  Nitrogen from the guano of seabirds, such as this red-footed booby chick, leaches into coral ecosystems and helps them stay robust.

monarch butterfly on tropical milkweed

MONARCH BEWARE  As the climate changes, lovely tropical milkweed popular in gardens may become even more of a danger to monarch butterflies than it is now.

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