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10 Tips for Spotting Local Wildlife in the Time of Coronavirus

10 Tips for Spotting Local Wildlife in the Time of Coronavirus

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 31, 2020 0

Nature has always been a source of solace and healing, and that fact takes on added significance today. As we all try to keep to ourselves in order to protect our own health and

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Video: Elephants and Lions Align Against Rhinos

Video: Elephants and Lions Align Against Rhinos

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 24, 2020 0

The term Africa’s Big Five means something quite different today than it did when it was coined in the late 1800s during the continent’s colonial period. Then, it referenced the animals—Cape buffalo (or African buffalo),

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How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 10, 2020 0

Like many of you, I suspect, I worry a lot about environmental issues: diminishing biodiversity, climate change, greenhouse gases and melting glaciers. Yet, about once a year, I book a flight. And even though

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Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2020 0

Bears, lynx, wolves and wildcats used to roam the lands that today make up Great Britain. European brown bears, however, have been extinct there since at least the early Middle Ages—and possibly even earlier. British lynx disappeared around 700 A.D., due to

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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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Climate Change Is Affecting Alaska’s Salmon—and Its Bears

Climate Change Is Affecting Alaska’s Salmon—and Its Bears

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 25, 2020 0

Katmai National Park is a realm of untrammeled rivers, pristine streams and clear lakes. The park and the greater Alaska Peninsula are part of the Bristol Bay Watershed, which, according to World Wildlife Fund,

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Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2020 0

In the environmental world, it’s sometimes characterized as the classic debate: should wild areas be preserved for their intrinsic qualities, or should they be conserved for their resources? In other words, should nature be protected

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The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 11, 2020 0

More than 350 types of frogs live in Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. The nation stretches across 226,917 square miles (approximately the size of France or Texas) off

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