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Most of Us Support the Endangered Species Act. So Why Doesn’t Congress?

Most of Us Support the Endangered Species Act. So Why Doesn’t Congress?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 20, 2015 2

Just a few months ago, in summer 2015, there were hopeful headlines for the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A new poll had been released that showed that nine out of every 10 American voters

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Wolves Return to California, but for How Long?

Wolves Return to California, but for How Long?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 25, 2015 11

After almost a century, wolves have come home to California. On August 20, 2015, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced that it had photographic evidence from a trail camera that two

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Five Recent Gains for Endangered Wildlife Species

Five Recent Gains for Endangered Wildlife Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 31, 2015 12

There has been a lot of good news for endangered and “missing” wildlife lately, which seems like a breath of fresh air amid all the dire headlines about rapid climate change and environmental degradation.

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Endangered Species List May Not Be Best for Animals at Risk

Endangered Species List May Not Be Best for Animals at Risk

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 6, 2015 19

Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region received some good news last month. In a surprise, unusual ruling on December 19, 2014, United States District Judge Beryl A. Howell ordered that gray wolves in

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It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 22, 2014 22

It’s been 44 years since Wisconsin’s—as this Wisconsinite is proud to say—Senator Gaylord Nelson inspired the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Modeled on the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, the original Earth

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The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 2, 2013 11

On December 28, 1973, President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law. And, as with most of us who approach a 40th-birthday milestone, it’s time for reflection: have the act’s past four

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Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2013 8

After more than 100 years of absence from the United States, a wild population of North America’s largest land mammal may soon be reintroduced to Alaska: wood bison. Larger than plains bison (Bison bison bison)—which

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