Wildlife

"New Study Identifies Acoustic Sanctuaries For Marine Mammals"

"Ocean noise pollution caused by shipping, oil and gas development, and other human activities interfere with the ability of marine mammals to detect prey and communicate with one another. Yet some areas of the ocean remain refuges of quiet. Scientists hope these acoustic sanctuaries will be protected."

Source: Mongabay, 01/20/2016

"North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast"

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"North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast"

By Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer
University of Minnesota Press, $39.95

Reviewed by STEPHANIE HEMPHILL

“North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast” is vast in scope, thought-provoking and poetic in places.

"DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating the Environmental Defense Fund"

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"DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating the Environmental Defense Fund"

By Charles F. Wurster
Oxford University Press, $24.95

Reviewed by BILL KOVARIK

In April of 1963, Charles Wurster and a small group of fellow scientists decided they would monitor a planned DDT spraying in Hanover, N.H. They hadn’t read Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” published the year before; nor had they looked at much of the scientific literature.

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