The Birds struggled to hold off the Lions yesterday, falling to 1-2 on the season. And, in New Jersey, a different kind of bird is trying to stave off something much more serious: extinction. Climate change and predators have put a Jersey shorebird at risk.
University of Delaware researchers have found that, because of flooding, habitat destruction, and predators, one of New Jersey’s most extraordinary birds could go extinct. While the saltmarsh sparrow is similar in size to house sparrows found throughout the country, this specific type is found only on the Atlantic Coast.
Climate change has begun to change the birds’ habitat and increased development along the Shore has brought new predators — such as rats — into the fold.
“Hey, bartender. Can I see a draft list ... and today’s sports betting odds?"
With sports betting — especially mobile wagering — booming in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, local bars don’t want to miss out on any action. In short, they want to morph into virtual sportsbooks. Already, big bar chains such as Buffalo Wild Wings have struck deals to stream betting odds into their establishments.
A book is always better on a park bench. Nice picture, @yellaphant.
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