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What Animals Know: Counting and Dreaming of the World

What Animals Know: Counting and Dreaming of the World

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 26, 2021 0

Anyone who has ever lived with dogs knows that they can count. Try to short your best friend on daily treats, and you’ll quickly find out that he or she is keeping track. We

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Good News: Pikas Now Predicted to Persist

Good News: Pikas Now Predicted to Persist

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 7, 2021 0

A relative of rabbits, tiny, cute and charismatic American pikas typically live in cool, mountain environments and find refuge from the hot sun under boulders and rocks. Because the animals are sensitive to high

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People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 6, 2021 0

Here, looking out from the Anthropocene, we tend to regard nature as something other than ourselves. Wild places and wildlife, it seems, are commodities to be preserved and boxed off in national parks or

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World Wildlife Day: Wildlife’s Value—Now and Even after Death

World Wildlife Day: Wildlife’s Value—Now and Even after Death

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 2, 2021 0

Tomorrow, March 3, we’ll recognize the eighth World Wildlife Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (U.N.G.A.) at its 68th session on December 20, 2013. This annual day of recognition is

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More Animals and More Biodiversity Mean More CO2 Storing

More Animals and More Biodiversity Mean More CO2 Storing

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 28, 2018 1

Forests are important in our warming world. As we burn fossil fuels—such as coal, gas and oil—and cut down and burn forests for agricultural fields, the released carbon dioxide spreads across the planet. That,

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Saiga Antelope Now Victims of Climate Change

Saiga Antelope Now Victims of Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 20, 2018 0

In 2015, on the steppes of Kazakhstan, at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, more than 200,000 critically endangered saiga antelope suddenly died in a span of just three weeks. In less than a

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New Mammal Species Discovered in the Andes

New Mammal Species Discovered in the Andes

Emily Deemer August 15, 2013 0

An exciting announcement was made today by scientists at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC – a brand new mammal species has been discovered in the Americas for the first time in 35 years! 

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