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Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Researchers continue to learn new things about this endangered turtle's diet, especially during their early life stages (the lost years). In 2015, green turtle nest counts reached a new record high with 27,975 nests laid on the 26 core Index Nesting Beach Survey beaches during the 109-day sea turtle index-nesting season. (Credit: John Starrett/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)

Lawmakers Borrow Tech Buzzword, Urge Innovation

“Not long ago, Google and Uber were nouns and verbs yet to be discovered, and Amazon was a rainforest in South America,” declared Chairman John Barrasso (WY) in his opening statement to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He went on to explain the idea behind the hearing, which was to examine new solutions to control invasive species and to promote wildlife conservation. He stressed that innovation has transformed nearly every sector of the economy and that conservation should be no exception.