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Bald eagles’ recovery along James River soars to new heights

In the late 1970s, the treetops of the James River looked like a ghost town. Despite plenty of suitable habitat where bald eagles could have been nesting and had before,
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50 years of Earth Day: What's better today, and what's worse

Here are 10 big environmental victories — and 10 big failures.
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Earth Day began after a catastrophe off California. Leadership and science restored nature—and hope—through years of despair and controversy.
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Louisiana brown pelicans nesting site restored after BP oil spill

Louisiana has lost more than half its brown pelican colonies in the past decade. Using fines from the spill, an important island habitat gets a makeover.
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DDT’s toxic legacy could span three generations

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We’ve been systematically underestimating sea otters’ historical habitat

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Louisiana brown pelicans get $18.7 million nesting habitat upgrade, funded by BP oil spill money

Queen Bess Island, one of Louisiana's largest brown pelican nesting habitats, formally reopened for nesting today.

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Back in the 80s, Denver gave peregrine falcons swanky skyscraper nests. Whatever happened to them?

The Denver site was set up in 1988, and it wasn’t long before peregrine falcons thrived in Colorado and around the country.
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Low levels of environmental pollutants may slow fetal growth

Even when women had low blood levels of these pollutants, which include substances such as DDT and PCBs, babies' growth in utero was impacted, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics.

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A ‘pest hellhole': Inside Florida’s long, itchy war on mosquitoes

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Michael Parr: We’re losing birds at an alarming rate. We can do something about it

In the past 50 years, North America has lost 3 billion birds. Luckily, we know how to reverse the decline.

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Carl Safina: The new threat to endangered species? The Trump administration

New rules will weaken the landmark law intended to save plants and animals on the brink.
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Insect 'apocalypse' in US driven by 50x increase in toxic pesticides

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