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All In The News tagged "Academy of Natural Sciences"

Firefly Season Is Peaking in the Philly Area. Here Is What Sets Pennsylvania’s State Insect Aglow.

Jon Gelhaus, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a July 9 Philadelphia Inquirer article about firefly season in Pennsylvania.

Seen a Bear in the Neighborhood Lately? Quarantine Life May be Attracting Them

Ted Daeschler, PhD, curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) segment about the prevalence of bears as quarantine quiets down many neighborhoods.

Noticing a Lot of Dead Birds Around Your Neighborhood? Here’s Why.

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a May 28 Philadelphia Inquirer article about breeding season for birds and the increase in bird casualties around the city.

Winter Sets Records Across US as Sixth Warmest

David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 27 USA Today article about winter temp records set across the US that made the season the sixth warmest to date.

Delaware River Experts Hail Environmental Wins but Warn of New Climate Threats

Carol Collier, senior advisor for Watershed Management and Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 10 NJ Spotlight story about climate threats and the urgent need for plans that consider droughts, floods and sea-level rise.

'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' Exhibit Features 100 Stunning Photos

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibition was featured in a Feb. 21 Philly Voice post. The exhibition will open March 29 at the museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Academy of Natural Sciences Features Animals Without the Need for Speed

The "Survival of the Slowest" sloth exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences was featured Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 in newscasts on KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM), WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and WPVI-TV (6-abc) and in a Feb. 15 City Suburban News story.

Small Actions Spark Big Changes: Academy of Natural Sciences Launches New Initiative to Inspire Care for the Environment

The Academy of Natural Sciences was featured in a Jan. 10 Philadelphia Sun article about its latest initiative that focuses on teaching people that even small habits can have a big impact on the environment.

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Wildfires

Stephen C. Mason, Jr., a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences and graduate research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences was quoted in a Nov. 22 Reader's Digest article about commonly asked questions, and answers, about wildfires

North American Birds in Decline

Jason Weckstein, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 3 WHYY "Radio Times" segment about the alarming rate at which North American bird populations are declining.

Blame Climate Change — And Maybe Rats — If This Jersey Shorebird Goes Extinct

Nate Rice, PhD, collection manager of Ornithology in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the saltmarsh sparrow, a vulnerable species that could vanish from New Jersey in the next 20 years. 

Beloved Manayunk Peregrine Falcon Dies; Questions Raised over Cause of Death

Jason Weckstein, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 19 WPVI-TV (6-abc) story about the recent death of a Manayunk Peregrine Falcon.