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Video: Wild Turkey Takes on a Mail Truck

Video: Wild Turkey Takes on a Mail Truck

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2011 4

Typically, a dog is the animal a mail carrier has to worry about most while doing his or her job. Not so in Centerville, Massachusetts. It’s a wild turkey this intrepid driver has to

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The Species Numbers Game

The Species Numbers Game

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 22, 2011 9

When it comes to environmental and wildlife issues, it seems that the more alarming the statistics are, the more likely it is that they will command our attention and move us into action. When

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It’s Raining Birds

It’s Raining Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 8, 2011 6

Instead of waking to falling snow as many of us did on New Year’s Day 2011, people in Beebe, Arkansas, rose to find thousands of birds—grackles, starlings and red-winged blackbirds—falling from the sky, dead.

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The Natural Habitat of the Plastic Pink Flamingo

The Natural Habitat of the Plastic Pink Flamingo

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 11, 2011 11

I thought of my father recently, as I was taking down our Christmas tree and wrapping up the decorations. More than 10 years ago, I had seen him watching my mother, as she did

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Video: Flying through Forests as a Goshawk

Video: Flying through Forests as a Goshawk

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 30, 2010 3

Human beings have a number of common dream themes, and one of them is flying. We’ve probably all imagined a bird’s-eye view of one landscape or another. If you’ve ever wondered, however, what flying

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Biodiversity, By Design

Biodiversity, By Design

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 30, 2010 19

We humans have drained half the world’s wetlands and fully exploited or overexploited 75 percent of its fishing grounds. There are other sobering statistics our behavior has caused: every day, 130 species of plants

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Birdy Bop

Birdy Bop

James Dziezynski August 12, 2009 1

Once all that singing is done, some birds like to get down and boogie. Researchers who study animal intelligence say that birds’ ability to keep time to music is a major cognitive breakthrough — we think

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