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Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 25, 2020 0

Yosemite National Park’s massive mountains—such as El Capitan, one of the world’s tallest monoliths—and its many waterfalls—such as Yosemite Falls, which drops 2,425 feet and is the highest falls in North America—provide some of

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New Discovery Shows Mayans Valued Essential Workers, Too

New Discovery Shows Mayans Valued Essential Workers, Too

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 18, 2020 0

One of the many things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is how important essential workers are to our own well-being and to society as a whole. Throughout the country, there has been

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Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 11, 2020 0

For almost 24 million years, say scientists, coral reefs have functioned relatively unchanged. That is, until the 1980s. Starting in that decade, tropical coral reef coverage around the world has declined by about 30

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Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 4, 2020 0

Imagine that you are lactose intolerant, and then you discover that all of the grocery stores in your vicinity sell only dairy products. That’s how a Duke University, North Carolina, ecologist describes the predicament

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Kenya’s Cattle Ranchers Conserve Wild Hartebeests—and Lion Predators

Kenya’s Cattle Ranchers Conserve Wild Hartebeests—and Lion Predators

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 28, 2020 0

Hartebeests—the narrow-faced, savanna-adapted and unusual-looking African antelope that are native to more than 25 African countries—are on a downhill population slide. The African Wildlife Foundation estimates that there are about 360,000 of them left

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Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Redux

Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Redux

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 23, 2020 0

Throughout history, philosophers have construed the universe in many ways, and one of the oldest is to see it made up by pairs of opposites. For example, art and science, good and evil, matter

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Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Again

Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 16, 2020 0

In the past few months, as the coronavirus has raged around the world, many of us who were sheltering-in-place have had a simple, binary choice: stay inside at home, or take a walk outside.

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Coronavirus: Good News for Air Quality? Yes—and No.

Coronavirus: Good News for Air Quality? Yes—and No.

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 19, 2020 0

Almost every aspect of life has changed dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic began months ago. Today, we are still social distancing from family and friends; learning via remote, online platforms; and attending conferences, music

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