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  1. Snails, a microcosm of extinction


    Alabama is the global hotspot for hundreds of aquatic animals. Consequently, as Alabama has progressed, we have become the site of the largest extinction in the history of the United States. According to Paul Hartfield, endangered species biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, we have that lethal distinction because of our incessant practice of damming rivers. In the past few years, nearly 50 snail and mussel species were lost.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  2. Understanding waterfowl: Resident geese


    Skeins of Canada geese winging their way south in fall and north in spring have long symbolized the changing of seasons and a connection to far-off, wild places. However, in recent years, an increasing number of people throughout the U.S. are seeing Canada geese in their communities year round. The last time I checked, there were still four seasons. Is this some new breed of Canada goose that has lost migratory behavior? Who are these year-round residents, and where did they come from?

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  3. Need a wounded-deer tracker? Get a beagle


    Billy Swafford thinks the perfect salve for a deer hunter who has lost the trophy of a lifetime could be a beagle. Specifically, a 7-month-old beagle named Mossy.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2004
  4. The anatomy of a lost cause


    The animal rights extremist group known as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) declared war on America's anglers when it launched an anti-fishing crusade in 1997

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2003