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The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 2, 2013 11

On December 28, 1973, President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law. And, as with most of us who approach a 40th-birthday milestone, it’s time for reflection: have the act’s past four

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Urban Animals: Wildlife Is Adapting to City Life

Urban Animals: Wildlife Is Adapting to City Life

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 15, 2013 31

During the winter months, bald eagle watching is one of my favorite pastimes. In Wisconsin where I live, the raptors tend to hang out on the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers. Surprisingly, rather than head

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Bald Eagle Gets a New Beak

Bald Eagle Gets a New Beak

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 10, 2013 13

With their fierce, intense eyes, deadly claws and hooked beaks, bald eagles have adorned flags and led armies into battle throughout the ages. The national emblem of the United States since 1782—and a spiritual

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Bald Eagle Does the Breaststroke

Bald Eagle Does the Breaststroke

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 12, 2012 30

Eagle watchers—and just about all of us in North America—are familiar with the well-documented athletic abilities of our national emblem, the bald eagle. You’ve seen countless films of them, noiselessly swooping down upon unsuspecting

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