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Citizen Scientists Get Involved in Great Backyard Bird Count

Citizen Scientists Get Involved in Great Backyard Bird Count

NEW YORK, New York, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – Common robins or rare raptors – whatever birds fly through backyards, schoolyards and parks – are being counted and reported February 13 through 16 in the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Bird and nature lovers across North America are invited to join tens of thousands…

Scientists Give Birth to the Encyclopedia of Life

Scientists Give Birth to the Encyclopedia of Life

MONTEREY, California, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – The initial 30,000 pages of a new online Encyclopedia of Life were revealed today as scientists assemble for the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference in Monterey, California, where the project was initiated last year. Feedback on these first pages will shape the ultimate design and functionality of all…

Track Climate Change at Home With Project BudBurst

Track Climate Change at Home With Project BudBurst

BOULDER, Colorado, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – By noticing when plants bud, flower and leaf out, volunteers can track climate change as part of a nationwide initiative starting Friday. Project BudBurst allows students, gardeners, and other citizen scientists in every state to enter their observations into an online database that will give researchers a detailed…