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Exposed lakebed at the Salton Sea on Dec. 29, 2022. RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Human actions created the Salton Sea, California’s largest lake – here’s how to save it from collapse, protecting wild birds and human health

Fifty years ago, the Salton Sea was a draw for boaters and fishermen; today it’s an ecological time bomb. Two water experts who served on a state review panel describe its proposed rescue plan.
A Cinnamon-Chested Bee-Eater is released after being ringed at the National Museum of Kenya. Luke Dray/Getty Images

3-D techniques shed light on what makes a bird’s lungs so efficient

An understanding of bird biology is the starting point for conservation efforts. 3-D reconstructions of biological structures greatly add to this understanding.
Pigeons are widely treated with contempt by the public. Fercast/Shutterstock

In defence of pigeons

Pigeons simply don’t deserve the bad press they get.

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