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Warming Oceans Due to Climate Change Causing Seabird Deaths

Warming Oceans Due to Climate Change Causing Seabird Deaths

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 14, 2017 4

Recently, in late 2016, hundreds of tufted puffins washed up dead on shores along the Bering Sea in Alaska. Earlier last year, tens of thousands of dead common murres were found on beaches from

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Video: Close Encounters with Churchill’s Polar Bears

Video: Close Encounters with Churchill’s Polar Bears

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl February 13, 2017 0

Each fall, the world’s greatest concentration of polar bears convenes at the edge of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, waiting for the sea ice to form and their seal hunting season to begin. Perhaps

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Flight of the Barn Owl

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Flight of the Barn Owl

Kendal Bower February 10, 2017 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected a barn owl in flight. Photographer Stacy Howell snapped this photo as an owl

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Madagascar Adventure! | Olaf’s Corner

Madagascar Adventure! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 9, 2017 0

Jonathan did not look well, as I leaned him gingerly against the tall baobab tree under the sweltering Malagasy sun. His sweating face was pallid, his eyes flickering and he shook his head with

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Animal Privacy Rights: Monitoring Wildlife Out of Existence

Animal Privacy Rights: Monitoring Wildlife Out of Existence

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 7, 2017 10

As the field of electronic wildlife-tracking has grown, so has our knowledge about the lives of animals. Through GPS collaring and trail cams, we’ve learned that zebras undertake the longest terrestrial migration in the

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NEW TRIP: Photographing Polar Bears in Kaktovik, Alaska

NEW TRIP: Photographing Polar Bears in Kaktovik, Alaska

Nick Grossman February 6, 2017 0

High above the Arctic Circle, along the remote northern coast of Alaska, lies the small Inupiat village of Kaktovik. This tiny hamlet, surrounded by the famed wilderness of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, is the

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Spirit Bear

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Spirit Bear

Kendal Bower February 3, 2017 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a spirit bear in British Columbia. Photographer Joey Campbell was visiting the Great

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Video: Why Greenland’s Ice Is So Quickly Melting

Video: Why Greenland’s Ice Is So Quickly Melting

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2017 0

Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson authored a trilogy of futuristic eco-thrillers that I really enjoyed reading. In the three books, titled Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below Zero and Sixty Days and Counting, the

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