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All In The News tagged "Academy of Natural Sciences"

‘Lights Out’ Initiative Aims To Reduce Light Pollution, Streamline Bird Migration

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was interviewed in an Oct. 15 WPMT-TV (FOX-Harrisburg) story about the Academy's "Lights Out" initiative to protect migrating birds.

Who Was the Real James Bond?

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 29 Smithsonian article about the namesake of Ian Flemming's famous character, James Bond, who was an ornithologist at the Academy in the 1960s.

Snake Bites Could Be On the Rise This Fall. What You Need To Know Before Hitting the Trails

Karen Verderame, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 13 Bucks County Courier Times article about snake bites and the likeliness of them occurring this fall. 

Moon ‘Wobble' in 2030s Will Increase High Tide Flooding In NJ, Del. Shore Towns

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 July 15 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about moon “wobble,” or how the moon’s orbit plays into the tides. A new NASA study says rising sea levels due to climate change will cause extreme, chronic high-tide floods in the mid 2030s when the moon enters a certain lunar orbit.

Philadelphia Turns Lights Out for Migrating Birds

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a May 21 The Weather Channel article about Philadelphia’s initiative to turn off and dim its city lights to protect migrating birds.

Philadelphia Dims Its Skyline Following a Mass Collisions That Killed Thousands of Birds

Robert Peck, senior fellow and curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a May 20 New York Daily News story about “Lights out Philly” and the benefits of cities keeping lights off or lowered during bird migrations. The initiate was also covered on May 19 by The Hill.


After Mass Collision Killed Thousands of Birds, Philadelphia Dims Its Lights

Robert Peck, senior fellow and curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a May 20 New York Daily News story about “Lights out Philly” and the benefits of cities keeping lights off or lowered during bird migrations. The initiate was also covered on May 19 by The Hill.

Brood 10 Periodical Cicadas To Emerge From Ground This Month

Greg Cowper, curatorial assistant in Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a May 5 KYW-TV (CBS-3) article about Brood 10 Cicadas which will emerge in mid-May.

Philly’s Skyline To Get Dark at Midnight To Protect Migrating Birds

The Academy of Natural Sciences was noted in a March 31 Philadelphia Inquirer story for being among a number of organizations that initiated a program to dim the lights of Philadelphia's skyline to prevent millions of migrating birds that pass through twice a year from slamming into skyscrapers and crashing to the sidewalk. 

You Can Eat 17-Year Cicadas Emerging in Virginia

Isa Betancourt, curatorial assistant of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, was quoted in a March 16 Food & Wine article about the edibility of Brood X cicadas and how the arthropods are considered a rare delicacy. The article was picked up by MSN Lifestyle on March 24.

Fact Check: Fake Warning Falsely Claims Hawks Can Carry Away Small Pets

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 24 USA Today article about a viral Facebook post falsely claiming that hawks can carry off small dogs and cats.

Philly Likely To Miss Out on the Brood X Cicada Hype, but Chester, Bucks Counties Could Catch the Buzz

Jon GelhausPhD, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 23 Philadelphia Inquirer article about millions of noisy Brood X cicadas that will emerge from 17 years underground and why Philly may just miss them.