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Comeback Country: A Climate-Changed Churchill?

Comeback Country: A Climate-Changed Churchill?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 30, 2012 11

The lands that we come from are certainly a big part of who we are. When people ask at first meeting, “Where are you from?,” they’re trying to get a sense of who you

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Galapagos Getaway Sweepstakes – Deadline Oct. 31!

Galapagos Getaway Sweepstakes – Deadline Oct. 31!

Wendy Redal October 29, 2012 1

Want to win a nature vacation in the Galapagos Islands?? Don’t let Halloween pass without entering World Wildlife Fund’s Galapagos Getaway Sweepstakes! The deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 31st. If you’ve never been to the

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Video: The Sled Dog Puppy Breakfast Wheel

Video: The Sled Dog Puppy Breakfast Wheel

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 25, 2012 5

How do sled dogs eat during a long-distance race? Quickly. When time is of the essence—as it is during sled dog races such as the Iditarod, Yukon Quest and Hudson Bay Quest—every action must

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Endangered and Endemic: The Fragile Wonders of Madagascar

Endangered and Endemic: The Fragile Wonders of Madagascar

Lisa Poppleton October 23, 2012 0

When endangered overlaps with endemic, the result is all too often extinction.   Scientists are alarmed by the increasing rate of vanishing species throughout the world, and few places have more unique treasures to lose

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Eight New Mammals Discovered in Peru’s Cloud Forest

Eight New Mammals Discovered in Peru’s Cloud Forest

Wendy Redal October 19, 2012 0

As conservation groups like WWF and others fight to protect a multitude of endangered species, it’s heartening to learn that new species are still being discovered —including previously unknown mammals like this cute creature

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Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Lisa Poppleton October 16, 2012 0

A recent article in the South African newspaper Times Live reported that two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each in prison for killing a rhino and its calf in Kruger National Park.  The

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U.S. Navy Dolphin Identifies “Hostile Swimmer”

U.S. Navy Dolphin Identifies “Hostile Swimmer”

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2012 9

Despite how you feel about dolphins serving in the U.S. military, it’s fascinating to witness their precision and intelligence while performing their assigned tasks. In the video below posted at Military.com in April 2011,

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Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 9, 2012 14

All animals have physical features that help them live in their environments, of course. A fish’s body is perfectly suited to life underwater, just as our human bodies are adapted for surviving on the land.

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