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World Wildlife Day: Wildlife’s Value—Now and Even after Death

World Wildlife Day: Wildlife’s Value—Now and Even after Death

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 2, 2021 0

Tomorrow, March 3, we’ll recognize the eighth World Wildlife Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (U.N.G.A.) at its 68th session on December 20, 2013. This annual day of recognition is

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Paying for Protecting Wildernesses and Biodiversity

Paying for Protecting Wildernesses and Biodiversity

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2021 0

True wilderness areas—where human impacts are minimal or entirely absent—are dwindling. That probably comes as no surprise to you. But you may not know the specific facts: that less than 20 percent of the

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Above the Tree Line in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Above the Tree Line in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 12, 2021 0

I once walked on the moon. It was remote and windy and bare; the kind of landscape that seems to call to me. This “moon,” though, wasn’t off Earth. It was found just outside

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What is Biodiversity and Why Does it Matter?

What is Biodiversity and Why Does it Matter?

Hannah Wagner February 29, 2020 0

When I was little, I learned about dinosaurs and extinction in the same breath. Those tree trunk sized leg bones I saw at the museum belonged to animals that died out millions of years

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Norway Is the World’s First Nation to Ban Deforestation

Norway Is the World’s First Nation to Ban Deforestation

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 28, 2020 0

Norway is the first country in the world to commit to no longer using any products that contribute to deforestation. That’s pretty remarkable, because while during the last few years a number of companies

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Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2019 0

Finding new hybrid species in the wild—such as the pizzly in Churchill, Canada—can be exciting and a great cause for concern all at the same time. Such news is inspiring because it signals that

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We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2018 2

Today, it’s not only animal and plant species that we’re losing at an alarming rate. We’re losing wilderness; everywhere, all over the world. In fact, according to a study published in 2016 that compares

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When Playing, Native American Children Are More Likely to Pretend to Be Wildlife

When Playing, Native American Children Are More Likely to Pretend to Be Wildlife

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 9, 2018 1

I read about something today that may seem like a small thing to know in the midst of all the news in our lives. But perhaps, deep down inside it, you’ll find a very

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