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Is it OK to Cave?

When temperatures flirt with triple digits and the sun beats down on us, it's hard to get excited about any outdoor activity.

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Big Efforts to Save North America's Smallest Turtle

One of Pennsylvania's most endangered natives is the bog turtle, a tiny but important species that lives in eastern Pennsylvania

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Climate Change Conferences Feature Scientists; One Attracts Skeptics

While skeptics protested the validity of climate change research at one recent conference, another conference focused on how to address e

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Commentary: Writer Has Sympathy for Snakes

Poisonous snakes have a special and scary place in the human psyche.

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Scientists Unravel Mystery Fungus Killing Bats

A mysterious plague is wiping out cave-dwelling bats in Pennsylvania and much of the eastern US.

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Researchers Begin to Unravel Mystery Fungus Killing Bats

A mysterious plague is wiping out cave-dwelling bats in Pennsylvania and much of the eastern US.

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Zoo Tigers Are Ambassadors for Dwindling Wild Population

This is what the Chinese call the Year of the Tiger, but there's not much to celebrate among those who care for the big cats.

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Birds Threatened by Warming Climate

Wildlife researchers say that many coastal birds and birds that live around the oceans are threatened by a warming climate.

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Woodrats: A Disappearing Sign of Healthy Forests

Jen Hoffman was worried about a new mom that might be trapped in the woods. She hiked swiftly up a hill to get to her as fast as possible. The mom—is an Allegheny Woodrat. The creature is a fuzzy symbol of forest health and a species whose population is on the decline.

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State Decides on Bottling and Dredging

Rare mussels and spring water have stirred controversy in recent weeks.

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