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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.

a painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) resting on vegetation

GOING THE DISTANCE  Painted ladies travel 12,000 km each year, farther than any known butterfly migration.

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ON THIN ICE   Wastewater from oil and gas production is one of the many liquids that towns and cities douse roadways with to keep them ice-free. But contaminants in the water can be released into the environment, a new study finds.

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