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Video: Crows, the Ultimate Problem Solvers

Video: Crows, the Ultimate Problem Solvers

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 20, 2014 51

Given all the research that has been conducted on domestic and wild animals, we shouldn’t be surprised at how “intelligent” they are. Yet, evidence of their mental abilities still has the capacity to astound

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California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2014 25

Kudos to California. Last October, it became the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting. The ban will benefit the state’s namesake condors, which nearly went extinct. In 1982, only

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Fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline: Right Issue or Wrong War?

Fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline: Right Issue or Wrong War?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 11, 2014 11

On January 31, 2014, the State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline in an 11-volume publication. The proposed pipeline segment would carry heavy oil from Canada’s tar

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Video: A Green Heron Fishes with Bread Bait

Video: A Green Heron Fishes with Bread Bait

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 14, 2014 26

While green herons didn’t make this list of Top 25 Most Intelligent Nonhuman Animals, one particular green heron recently demonstrated why these birds make a good candidate for inclusion. Watch the video below, in

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Get to Know a Guide: Renzo Zeppilli

Get to Know a Guide: Renzo Zeppilli

Elissa Poma December 25, 2013 0

Renzo Zeppilli is, admittedly, a lot like the birds he has studied for dozens of years: He travels extensively and wakes up every morning singing. Observing the naturalist and birding expert for a week

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Video: Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Video: Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 28, 2013 12

In theatrical circles, a “turkey” is a failure or a flop, but nothing could be further from the truth in the natural world. In fact, wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) are North America’s largest game

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Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 17, 2013 32

In one of the most remote places on Earth, an albatross fight is taking place. The battleground is the Midway Atoll, located more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent. On this small

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Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 25, 2013 19

Despite antipoaching patrols, increased arrests, relocation and unmanned security drones, it seems we’re losing the battle against wildlife poachers. Already in the first six months of 2013, for example, in South Africa alone, 428

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