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Asian Elephants Have Distinct Personalities Similar to Ours

Asian Elephants Have Distinct Personalities Similar to Ours

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 5, 2021 0

Anyone who has ever adopted a cat or dog into the family knows that each pet is distinctive. One of your dogs, for example, may have loved to spend all day at your side,

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A City Park Visit Lifts Your Mood as Much as Christmas

A City Park Visit Lifts Your Mood as Much as Christmas

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 15, 2020 0

Santa Claus has long been known as the world’s biggest spreader of happiness and joy, but he now has some competition when it comes to eliciting smiles on Christmas Day. Recent research shows that

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Antarctica Snow Is Made of Stardust

Antarctica Snow Is Made of Stardust

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 8, 2020 0

There’s something special about snow. Snow days. Snow forts. Snowmen. Snowshoeing. Sledding. Walking in a winter wonderland. And every winter, when it looks like the Earth has been washed clean once again, I feel

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Botswana’s Changing Lands: Elephants Not to Blame

Botswana’s Changing Lands: Elephants Not to Blame

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 10, 2020 0

The African nation of Botswana is believed to have the world’s largest population of wild elephants. While the exact number is hard to pinpoint, estimates are that there are between 118,000 to 130,000. While those

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Three Laws I’d Enact If I Ruled the World

Three Laws I’d Enact If I Ruled the World

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 27, 2020 0

With the presidential election coming up next week, I can’t help but think about the future of our world—mostly the next four years—and what it will look like. There are so many things that

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Elephant Poaching in the Pandemic

Elephant Poaching in the Pandemic

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 8, 2020 0

You probably already know the perilous position that the world’s elephants are currently negotiating. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has officially listed the Asian elephant as endangered and the African elephant

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Patagonia Ice and the Pandemic Stories It Will Tell

Patagonia Ice and the Pandemic Stories It Will Tell

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 1, 2020 0

With temperatures predicted to top 90 degrees Fahrenheit all week in Wisconsin where I live, I, of course, have been thinking about ice. For the past two decades, in fact, my thoughts have often

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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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