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Are eagles disappearing, or just finding new territory?

The question of whether the bald eagle population is dwindling in the Midwest continues to confound bird watchers along the Mississippi River. The organizer behind an annual winter count conducted in January by hundreds of volunteers revealed fewer young eagles along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service maintains that the bald eagle recovery is progressing at an “impressive” rate. Kelly McKay, a wildlife biologist based in northern Illinois,…

Snow in the Sahara?

A snowfall hit the Algerian town of Ain Sfra, Dec. 19, bringing the first frozen precipitation to the world's largest desert in 37 years.