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Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2019 0

The Earth’s poles have a special kind of pull on me—sometimes called the “ice blink”—and that’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m thinking of them. At this time of year, songs about “dreaming of

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Holidays 2019: Finding Quiet in a Noisy Season

Holidays 2019: Finding Quiet in a Noisy Season

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 17, 2019 0

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the most stressful time of the year. No matter where you tend to fall on that spectrum during the week preceding the end-of-the-year holidays, almost

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Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2019 0

More than eight million tons of plastic debris end up in our oceans every year. Present in nearly every oceanic layer, plastic garbage today accounts for nearly 80 percent of all waste found in our

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Video: Anna’s Hummingbirds, from Nestlings to Fledglings

Video: Anna’s Hummingbirds, from Nestlings to Fledglings

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 4, 2019 0

Common in the wild as well as in urban and suburban settings, Anna’s hummingbirds seem to have figured out the secret to expanding their ranges and how to thrive in what can sometimes be

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Wildlife Abounds in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Abounds in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park

Emily Goodheart June 1, 2019 0

Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a vast nature reserve in the southern lowlands of Nepal. Chitwan is Nepal’s first national park, established in 1973, and spans 360 square miles. This

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Eagles and Ospreys: When Birds of Prey Clash

Eagles and Ospreys: When Birds of Prey Clash

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 14, 2019 0

Proud, powerful and the national symbol of the United States, bald eagles are birds of prey that are extremely territorial during nesting season but highly social at other times. They use their talons to

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May 4 Is Bird Day: Watch Birds in Their Natural Habitats

May 4 Is Bird Day: Watch Birds in Their Natural Habitats

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 30, 2019 0

One of the many things I like about birds is that they are wildlife that is easily accessible no matter where you live. While you may not be able to see bears, wolves or

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Video: Owls Have Heads Designed for Hearing

Video: Owls Have Heads Designed for Hearing

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 9, 2019 0

The silent flight of owls is pure beauty and grace in motion. In fact, in order to lessen the noise levels of airplanes, aeronautics designers are studying owl feathers for potential applications. But that’s

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