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Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2016 1

The woolly mammoth—an animal that went extinct 4,000 years ago—is currently being considered for legal protection under conservation trade rules. “How that can be?” you might well ask. The answer lies in a story that’s entwined with some very

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No More Warnings: the Results of Climate Change Are Here

No More Warnings: the Results of Climate Change Are Here

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 6, 2016 13

Close your eyes and picture a world with no more dire warnings about climate change and what will happen if we do nothing to stem its tide. Envision seeing no more graphs of the projected

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Video: A Bell That “Speaks” for Those That Are Extinct

Video: A Bell That “Speaks” for Those That Are Extinct

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 18, 2016 2

Bells have served as communication devices since ancient times. Throughout history, various cultures have reshaped and remodeled them to express different things. Now, an extremely special bell is in the process of being forged

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Memorial to Loss: the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory

Memorial to Loss: the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2016 5

We’re currently living in the midst of what scientists call the sixth mass extinction, the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. But the one we’re experiencing today is different: while past

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Dead Bees on Washington: Does the Environmental “Now” Ever Come?

Dead Bees on Washington: Does the Environmental “Now” Ever Come?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 5, 2016 7

Just two weeks ago, June 20-26, 2016, we celebrated the annual National Pollinator Week—or you may have observed it if you knew it was National Pollinator Week. Most likely, you didn’t. Some beekeepers would

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Plants and People: Moving to Antarctica for Good—or Bad?

Plants and People: Moving to Antarctica for Good—or Bad?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 7, 2016 0

There are some new colonists ready to take over Antarctica. They aren’t human—yet. But an international study, led by the Australian National University (ANU), has found that several forms of marine life can now

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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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Video: Protecting Nature’s Cleanup Crews, the Vultures

Video: Protecting Nature’s Cleanup Crews, the Vultures

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 22, 2016 9

Because of many, current cultural biases around the world, vultures don’t immediately bring up in us feelings of empathy and likability. But they should. According to BirdLife International, vultures are the bringers of life—not

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