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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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To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2020 0

Spreading around the world at the speed of light, COVID-19 has now infected more than 2.5 million people and killed almost 177,000. Although the virus’s origins are still a little murky, it’s highly likely

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Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2020 0

Bears, lynx, wolves and wildcats used to roam the lands that today make up Great Britain. European brown bears, however, have been extinct there since at least the early Middle Ages—and possibly even earlier. British lynx disappeared around 700 A.D., due to

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What is Biodiversity and Why Does it Matter?

What is Biodiversity and Why Does it Matter?

Hannah Wagner February 29, 2020 0

When I was little, I learned about dinosaurs and extinction in the same breath. Those tree trunk sized leg bones I saw at the museum belonged to animals that died out millions of years

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On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2019 0

In recent years, reports on monarch butterfly populations have been confusing: just two years ago, we were hearing that the monarchs were teetering on the edge of extinction. More recently, however, conservation news headlines

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The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 3, 2019 0

We still have three weeks until the end of a long and brutally hot summer. At times, it seems the only respite we can get outside during our picnics, state fair visits, outdoor music

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