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Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 25, 2020 0

Yosemite National Park’s massive mountains—such as El Capitan, one of the world’s tallest monoliths—and its many waterfalls—such as Yosemite Falls, which drops 2,425 feet and is the highest falls in North America—provide some of

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New Discovery Shows Mayans Valued Essential Workers, Too

New Discovery Shows Mayans Valued Essential Workers, Too

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 18, 2020 0

One of the many things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is how important essential workers are to our own well-being and to society as a whole. Throughout the country, there has been

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Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 11, 2020 0

For almost 24 million years, say scientists, coral reefs have functioned relatively unchanged. That is, until the 1980s. Starting in that decade, tropical coral reef coverage around the world has declined by about 30

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Top 10 Underwater Wildlife Encounters in the Galápagos

Top 10 Underwater Wildlife Encounters in the Galápagos

WWF August 6, 2020 0

The Galápagos offers incredible wildlife encounters including bumbling blue-footed boobies, playful seal colonies, and iconic giant tortoises. But island wildlife is just one side of the experience. The Galápagos’ ocean habitat is nearly six

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Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 4, 2020 0

Imagine that you are lactose intolerant, and then you discover that all of the grocery stores in your vicinity sell only dairy products. That’s how a Duke University, North Carolina, ecologist describes the predicament

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