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Safe Passage Works to Make Interstate 40 Safer for Wildlife and People

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A new coalition aims to improve safety for wildlife and humans alike along a curvy section of Interstate 40 near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where vehicle collisions with bear, deer and elk are on the rise. The Safe Passage group aims to help species large and small thrive in the Pigeon River Gorge, and decrease dangerous accidents for motorists.

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An Early Warning for the Birds

Scientists noticed a group of golden-winged warblers in northeast Tennessee fleeing an approaching tornado — while the tornado was still 250 miles away.

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