Birds Are Vanishing From North America

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. THE NEW YORK TIMES The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago. The analysis, published in the journal Science, is the most exhaustive and ambitious attempt yet to learn wh...
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Blood moon prompts fresh doomsday warnings

Next month's spectacular blood moon will not bring about the end of days, despite the usual doom-mongering. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES The striking astronomical phenomenon, which occurs when the Moon is in full eclipse, has been at the center of doomsday prophecies and end-of-the-world scenario predictions for years. The blood moon that will occur on July 27th is set to last two hours - the longest of any blood moon this century - prompting the usual spate of warnings f...
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