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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week: Water for Wildlife

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Local wildlife - such as birds and small mammals - need a supply of clean water to survive periods of extreme heat and drought.  Small animals often seen in our backyards typically don't have large ranges, meaning that fresh water close-by is extremely important for survival.

Viewer Tip:  You can lend a hand to wildlife in your own backyard with these simple tips.

Find more tips for helping wildlife cope with heat and drought at and for more weather and environment tips, visit


(Source: National Wildlife Federation. "Simple Tips for Helping Wildlife During Heat and Drought."