Birds Are Vanishing From North America
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Birds Are Vanishing From North America

matterThe number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.VideoSanderlings. Video by Washington State, Cornell Lab of OrnithologySept. 19, 2019Updated 3:15 p.m. ETThe skies are emptying out.The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent…

What’s Going On in the Amazon?
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What’s Going On in the Amazon?

A crisis decades in the making.Published Aug. 30, 2019Updated Sept. 3, 2019ImageBurning forest this week near Porto Velho, Brazil.CreditVictor Moriyama for The New York TimesThe emails started arriving last week.“I’ve been waiting to hear about the fires in the Amazon,” wrote Molly Krause, a listener in Aurora, Colo. “It’s a huge problem that is not…