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Meet the Andean Condor, the King of the Andes

Meet the Andean Condor, the King of the Andes

Cathy Brown April 9, 2022 0

The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is not your typical raptor. The Incas thought so much of this massive bird of prey that they believed it brought the sun into the sky every morning and

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Sounds of Spring: Not Silent Yet

Sounds of Spring: Not Silent Yet

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 15, 2022 0

For me, spring and Rachel Carson are inextricably linked. In her visionary, 1962 book, Silent Spring, Carson—a marine biologist and environmental trailblazer—wrote: “Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded

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Mountains Are the Center for Earth’s Biodiversity

Mountains Are the Center for Earth’s Biodiversity

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 22, 2022 0

Despite the fact that we are currently experiencing the Earth’s sixth mass extinction crisis, I take great solace in knowing that life here is still amazingly diverse. And, somewhat surprisingly, the hot spots for

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Valentine’s Day: Lasting Lemur Love

Valentine’s Day: Lasting Lemur Love

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 8, 2022 0

When Valentine’s Day rolls around in mid-February, many of us can’t help thinking about finding—or staying with—that one, special person; or, as often described, the “love of our lives.” And although there’s nothing wrong

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We’re Causing Wildlife to Shape-Shift

We’re Causing Wildlife to Shape-Shift

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 25, 2022 0

Today, more than half of the global population—55 percent, or 4.2 billion inhabitants—live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s people are expected to reside in urban areas. And when we talk about our increasingly metropolitan

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Bird Migration & the Changing Climate

Bird Migration & the Changing Climate

Madison Mitchell January 5, 2022 0

It’s no news that climate change is impacting our natural environment, but what does this mean for birds, migration patterns, and lasting biodiversity? As winter tends to get warmer, why are birds still migrating?

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A Sense of Rhythm: Birds, Lemurs, Whales and Us

A Sense of Rhythm: Birds, Lemurs, Whales and Us

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 23, 2021 0

You probably do it in the car. Some of us do it in the shower. And when no one else is home, a good number of us might even do it in front of

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Yellowstone: Restoring Wolves Revived Willows

Yellowstone: Restoring Wolves Revived Willows

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 2, 2021 0

Ever since the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, there has been controversy and debate about the benefits and ecosystem services that the predators have actually provided; whether it was a

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