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International News Archive - September 16, 2012

Citizen Scientists Help Track Window Crashes By Birds

Many Canadian homeowners have heard the thud of a bird hitting a window, but until now, little research has been done to document the significance of these collisions for Canada's bird population.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.