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December 21 marks the winter solstice and shortest day of the year! Find out how animals cope with winter conditions and colder temperatures.

Right now in offices all along the eastern seaboard, shorebird technicians are hunched in front of computer monitors tapping numbers into spreadsheets. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Professors and students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry work to conserve piping plovers along the shores of New Jersey and Lake Ontario.