This kingfisher is one of the world's most endangered species. A 2008 census revealed only one population with approximately 125 individuals alive – down from approximately 500 birds in 1974. At one time, only 39 birds could be located.
A SNR researcher works to save one of the world's most endangered avians
Climate phenomenon may push super-cell thunderstorms to northern plains
Tornado Alley, the swath of prairie from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri famous for twisters, may see a largely calm tornado season this year.