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Snowy Owls

Give a Hoot About Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

While it's difficult to mitigate the effects of human activities for surprising visitors from the north who are unaware of the hazards of populated, temperate climates, we can be more much conscious of our behavior toward more familiar and common wildlife in our communities.

Snow Safari: Seeing Polar Bears in the Wild

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Polar bears are everywhere. Everywhere, that is, but where they should be: on ice floes in the far, far North. It was time to see these big white guys in the wild before it was too late.

Snowy Owl Is Hit By Bus In Downtown D.C., Taken To National Zoo For Treatment

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare snowy owl recently searching for food in the nation's capital and perching at The Washington Post was apparently hit by a b...

'Tis the Season to Be Owlly

Steve Zack | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We are in the midst of a major irruption of the snowy owl in the east. Such irruptions, which occur every couple of years in the lower 48, are generally due to low populations levels of its mainstay Arctic prey, lemmings -- particularly the collared lemming.

You'll Never Guess The Latest Threat To Air Travel

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.10.2013 | New York

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued a warning last week about an unexpected enemy in the sky: the snowy owl. Port Authority added the ...

A Rail in Passing

Steve Zack | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

The Rufous-necked Wood-rail has come and gone from New Mexico and North America. It added a species to the list of many birdwatchers and is a reminder of a larger story played out in the Pacific.

Snowy Owls Make Rare Journey South To Central U.S.

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

By Kevin Murphy Smithville, Mo., Jan 10 (Reuters) - Something white is providing a lot entertainment in parts of the United States thi...

'Harry Potter' Helping To Save The Owls?

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books

LAKE ANDES, S.D. — Famous for its role as Harry Potter's companion in the books and movies, a species of majestic, mostly white owls is being si...