The Red-cockaded Woodpecker: the resourceful bird making a comeback — The Environmental Issue

Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus borealis) In the southeastern corner of the U.S. lives a woodpecker that you might mistake for other commonly spotted black and white woodpeckers like the downy and hairy woodpecker, but is in fact a different species altogether. Unlike these imposers, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (pronounced like cock-ADE-ed) has a distinguishable white cheek that […]

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The Red-cockaded Woodpecker: the resourceful bird making a comeback — Species Account

Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus borealis) In the southeastern corner of the U.S. lives a woodpecker that you might mistake for other commonly spotted black and white woodpeckers like the downy and hairy woodpecker, but is in fact a different species altogether. Unlike these imposers, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (pronounced like cock-ADE-ed) has a distinguishable white cheek that […]

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fat threeridge: is this mussel strong enough to take on human destruction? — The Environmental Issue

Reflecting back on the mission statement of this blog series, the words endangered and animal don’t always mean beautiful tigers, killer whales, or chimpanzees. The vast majority of the world’s endangered species aren’t that large and most aren’t mammals. Some are very small, like the Topeka shiner we learned about in the last blog, and […]

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fat threeridge: is this mussel strong enough to take on human destruction? — Species Account

Reflecting back on the mission statement of this blog series, the words endangered and animal don’t always mean beautiful tigers, killer whales, or chimpanzees. The vast majority of the world’s endangered species aren’t that large and most aren’t mammals. Some are very small, like the Topeka shiner we learned about in the last species account, […]

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Topeka shiner: our prairie home companion in need of some saving — The Environmental Issue

When we think of beautiful places in the world, I think many of us tend to forget about the places right in our backyard. Living in Minnesota, I know, for me at least, this much is true. In our developed society, it sometimes becomes difficult to recall the wildlife that depended on our land before […]

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wētāpunga: the God of ugly things is in need of its beautiful land — The Environmental Issue

Moving our focus a couple hemispheres away, the country of New Zealand is composed of a collection of islands southwest of Australia, in between the Tasman Sea and the South Pacific Ocean. This island country is home to some of the world’s most pristine landscapes (as attested to in The Lord of the Rings series) […]

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