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People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 6, 2021 0

Here, looking out from the Anthropocene, we tend to regard nature as something other than ourselves. Wild places and wildlife, it seems, are commodities to be preserved and boxed off in national parks or

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You Don’t Have to Be a Nature Expert to Love It

You Don’t Have to Be a Nature Expert to Love It

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 29, 2021 0

There’s the old maxim that you must know something to love it. And we’ve certainly heard that regarding nature: that if we don’t expose people—particularly the next generation—to the outdoors and the biodiversity that

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Assessing the Beliefs of Animals

Assessing the Beliefs of Animals

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 22, 2021 0

If you asked any wildlife fan or pet owner if animals have beliefs, I’m guessing their answers would almost all fall within the “yes” category, based on observations and anecdotal evidence. Science, however, is

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Nature is a “Happy Place” for Children

Nature is a “Happy Place” for Children

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 15, 2021 0

When children were recently asked to draw their “happy places,” more than half of them created drawings that included aspects of nature and outdoor spaces, such as gardens, grass, lakes, outdoor playgrounds, parks, rainbows,

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The Loudest Bird on the Planet Lives in the Amazon

The Loudest Bird on the Planet Lives in the Amazon

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 18, 2021 0

Some animals are known for being loud; for example, howler monkeys are said to be aptly named. When a number of them let loose their lungs in concert, the din can be heard up

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The Giraffe-African Savanna Relationship: It’s Complicated

The Giraffe-African Savanna Relationship: It’s Complicated

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 11, 2021 0

Much like the beneficial but complicated effects that the wolves of Yellowstone National Park exert upon their environment, recent research is beginning to show that there is a complex relationship between elephants, giraffes and

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Recording the “Voices” of Utah’s Red Rocks

Recording the “Voices” of Utah’s Red Rocks

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 27, 2021 0

Rocks are unmoving. They are solid and stoic, massive and stolid; forever dependable as an essential part of the Earth’s crust. Promontories and peaks, cliffs and crags, are all rocks. Even the very word

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Wildlife Research Prospers in the Pandemic

Wildlife Research Prospers in the Pandemic

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 6, 2021 0

This is National Wildlife Week, an annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of America’s wildlife. Started in 1938, this event encourages people across the country to learn about what they can do to

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