This week in birds - #535
A roundup of the week's news of birds and the environment:
Depiction of Australopithecus afarensis.
Seven states rely on the shrinking Colorado River for water. Since they seem unable to come to an agreement for sharing the water, it seems that the federal government may have to impose such an agreement.
Prescribed burns, a long-time Indigenous practice, can help to restore depleted lands.
Inuit communities are calling for mandatory measures to reduce underwater noise pollution which they blame for the disappearance of narwhals and ringed seals from areas where they used to hunt them.
Why do the newts cross the road and why are there volunteers out there helping them to do it?
When scientists tagged a southern elephant seal in 2011, they could little have guessed the important information that would be provided by that tag.
*~*~*~*American Bird Conservancy's Bird of the Week, the Sharp-tailed Grouse and it is one tough customer!