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The New York City borough of Manhattan at night, viewed from the Rockefeller Center observation deck. Sergi Reboredo/VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Artificial light lures migrating birds into cities, where they face a gauntlet of threats

Migrating birds need stopover locations en route where they can rest and feed. A new study shows that artificial light draws them away from sites they would normally use and into risky zones.
A red-tailed hawk with a broken wing at the New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth, Mass. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Digitized records from wildlife centers show the most common ways that humans harm wild animals

Hundreds of wildlife rehabilitation centers across the US and Canada treat sick and injured animals and birds. Digitizing their records is yielding valuable data on human-wildlife encounters.
Horseshoe crabs in spawning season at Reeds Beach, N.J., on June 13, 2023. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Horseshoe crab blood is vital for testing intravenous drugs, but new synthetic alternatives could mean pharma won’t bleed this unique species dry

Horseshoe crabs play a unique role in medicine, but they’re also ecologically important in their home waters along the Atlantic coast. Can regulators balance the needs of humans and nature?

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