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Wildlife Trumps Football

More and more people are going into the wild. But unlike the book by Jon Krakauer, or Sean Penn’s movie, where Christopher McCandless torches his money in the desert, these wilderness seekers are spending big bucks. Wildlife watchers generated $122.6 billion in 2006, according to a recently released U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report, equivalent to the amount of money spent on spectator sports, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys and ski slopes combined.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

When the Milkweeds Explode

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Exhibiting Climate Change

A new climate change exhibit opens at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City before embarking on a worldwide tour. Nothing gets left out in the cold with this comprehensive, and engaging, look at the world's biggest problem.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

The Green Side of $700 Billion

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Biofuel

In 1731 a Dutch commission described the shipworms that literally ate the dikes of Holland as a “horrible plague.” Almost two-hundred years later shipworms chewed their way through the piers and wharves of San Francisco. But these despised, wood-eating, wormlike mollusks are now being touted in the search for more practical biofuels.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Lost Penguins Fly Home

Penguins swim too far north in Brazil but find a ride home in a military plane.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Red List Shows Extinction Crisis

The International Union for Conservation of Nature releases their 2008 Red List of Threatened Species as a call to action for imperiled species.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Review: Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America

A new updated Peterson's guide including all the birds of North America published in celebration of the centennial of the birth of Roger Tory Peterson
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

For the Birds

Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine

Rare White Eagle Stirs Souls

The bright, white object ranchers discovered in a field in southeastern Colorado last July fell from the sky and may be the only one of its kind. It is neither a meteorite nor an extraterrestrial, although it has attracted attention on par with these unearthly items, but a bird, one partially albino golden eagle. By the time the raptor reached Diana Miller, who directs the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, in Pueblo, Colo., it was near death.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine