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Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 17, 2016 3

We now have a national mammal, and it’s Bison bison. On Monday, May 9, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, honoring American bison with this first-ever designation. It’s easy to think

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What Size Wilderness?

What Size Wilderness?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 10, 2016 1

Scarface is dead. Otherwise known as Bear No. 211, the Yellowstone National Park bruin was shot and killed just outside the park in Gallatin National Forest in November 2015. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife

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Video: Watching the Clouds Go By

Video: Watching the Clouds Go By

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 14, 2016 3

There’s a classic, late 1950s, Charles M. Schulz Peanuts cartoon about watching the clouds. In it, Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy are lying on a little hill, looking up at the sky. Lucy says, “If

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Clouds Can Help Find Threatened and Endangered Species

Clouds Can Help Find Threatened and Endangered Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 5, 2016 1

Cloud-gazing is, perhaps, a lost pastime. Before the Internet grabbed their attentions and took up most of their time, children would lie back on a summer day and try to find pictures in the

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Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty: Will It Survive Another 100 Years?

Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty: Will It Survive Another 100 Years?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 9, 2016 8

On December 10, 2015, an 18-year-old southeastern Texas man shot two whooping cranes in a rural area located about 18 miles west of Beaumont, Texas. He said he was hunting ducks. Whooping cranes are

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Video: Counting—and Counting On—the World’s Trees

Video: Counting—and Counting On—the World’s Trees

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 12, 2015 0

How many trees are there in the world? That’s a question you—or a child in your life—has probably asked many times. Until now, however, there hasn’t been a very precise answer. But according to

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See—and Save—Endangered Gorillas in the Mist

See—and Save—Endangered Gorillas in the Mist

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl October 5, 2015 0

In our last article on where to “See—and Save—the World’s Most Endangered Species: Part 2,” we took a look at the various species of endangered rhinos. In part three, we’ll learn about one of our

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See—and Save—Bengal Tigers in India

See—and Save—Bengal Tigers in India

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl August 24, 2015 0

By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl Did you ever stop to wonder why some of the world’s most majestic animals are often also the most threatened species on Earth? The answer shouldn’t be shocking. The fact is that many

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