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Will America's Turtles Be Eaten Into Extinction?

By Jani Actman PUBLISHED November 10, 2016 Anyone wanting a gourmet meal in the early 1900s in the United States could always count on finding one special dish: turtle. Whether served as soup or steak, turtle meat made an appearance everywhere from presidential dinners to the first…

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The Origins of Our Misguided Hatred for Pigeons

In 2005, sociologist Colin Jerolmack went to Greenwich Village to study how New Yorkers used the neighborhood’s “pocket parks,” what they wanted from these tiny green spaces, and how they thought the parks could be improved. He got an answer to that last question almost…

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Raccoons- Nature's bandits

Think back to the days when Saturday mornings were spent sitting on the livingroom floor with a big bowl of sugar cereal, watching your favorite cartoons. Now think about the bad guys, the bandits, and the criminals in those cartoons; they were the ones with the black mask pulled down over their…

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Chimney Caps are a good idea!

Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces There are advantages and disadvantages of capping a masonry chimney or fireplace. Let's list negative and positive points and then we'll discuss the different models that are available.Possible Disadvantages: 1. Draft Restriction - An improperly designed or…

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Hearing Noises In The Attic??

Do you hear bumps and the pitter patter of little feet? Is the sound so loud it seems like someone is walking around up there?It could be you have mice or Flying Squirrels! Field mice are coming in and will nest in attic spaces, which to them are like big hollow trees. Often hearing noises like…

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