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Cranes

Francois Laxalt: Carrying the Message of Peace Through Senbazuru

Jason Landry | Posted 10.18.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

Parisian photographer Francois Laxault isn't just taking photographs of birds; he's creating a still frame of a very peaceful moment. He tracks the birds who are active participants in a zen-like dance in the sky.

Why Should We Wake Up Before Dawn in Nebraska?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Nebraska's top tourist attraction, not just marginally topmost but winning by a cornfield-wide margin, is its 500,000 gangly-necked, golden-eyed, scarlet-scalped sandhill cranes.

Cranes and Climate Change: Why Our Survival Depends on Local Solutions

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
C. Robert Gibson

The UN estimates that between 150-200 species of plant, mammal, bird and insect species go extinct every 24 hours -- this is at a rate surpassing the rate of extinction the dinosaurs faced 65 million years ago.

Artist Seeks to Stage His "Dance of the Cranes" in New York

Vera Haller | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

Most New Yorkers treat construction cranes with wariness. Urban survival instincts tell pedestrians to avoid anything that tall and heavy in the midst of the city. But artist Brandon Vickerd sees cranes differently.

Dancing With Cranes

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The red-crowned cranes are gathered before me, jumping sporadically in jubilation, probing the marshy wallows for hibernating fish and frogs.

Nebraska's Annual Sandhill Crane Migration

CarsTravelFood | Posted 05.17.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

You don't have to fly to another continent to see an epic migration in progress. There is one place in America that hosts what might be one of the last great wildlife migrations we can still witness.

World Trade Center Races To Secure Crains

wsj.com | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York

At the World Trade Center construction site in Lower Manhattan, crews were readying 10 tower cranes for high winds ahead of Hurricane Irene’s arriva...

Kentucky Hunters: Open Season on Sandhill Cranes?

Dave Cooper | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

A proposal by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) to open a new hunting season on Sandhill Cranes has conservation groups crying foul.

Cranes Connect Us With Japan

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clay Farris Naff

Cranes capture an elegance and melancholy that are both part of Japan's character. But after watching the cranes hunker down, I see they stand for something else besides: endurance.