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Oil spill funds aid Louisiana rookery

Cleanup funds from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are rebuilding a pelican rookery on a barrier island off the Louisiana coast. Queen Bess Island supports the state’s third-largest brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) colony, but

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How bumble bees balance their diet

When bumble bees go foraging, they are seeking more than a pretty flower. The insects select pollen with just the right nutrients, preferring a protein-to-fat ratio of about five to one, according to new research.