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Listing, Mapping—and Changing—All Animals

Listing, Mapping—and Changing—All Animals

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 19, 2021 0

Just exactly how many species are there in our big, diverse world? And where, precisely, do they live? While all of us have probably wondered about such things from time to time, scientists have

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Good News for Wildlife: Rare South American Bush Dogs Spotted in Costa Rica

Good News for Wildlife: Rare South American Bush Dogs Spotted in Costa Rica

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 14, 2020 0

Stories of animals venturing into and enjoying new places have been one bright spot during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic of 2020. But even before we had heard of the word coronavirus—a little over a

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Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2019 0

More than eight million tons of plastic debris end up in our oceans every year. Present in nearly every oceanic layer, plastic garbage today accounts for nearly 80 percent of all waste found in our

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Earth Day 2019: Share Your Favorite, Coolest Nature Video

Earth Day 2019: Share Your Favorite, Coolest Nature Video

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 16, 2019 3

Next Monday, April 22, 2019, the world will mark its 49th Earth Day. The first Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970, was inspired by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who modeled it on the antiwar protests

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This World Oceans Day Leave the Plastic at Home

This World Oceans Day Leave the Plastic at Home

WWF June 5, 2018 1

The longer days and sunnier skies are signaling the arrival of beach vacation season. If you, like many, love to spend time by the ocean, it’s time to appreciate all that our oceans do for

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Plastic Straws Sent Packing from Scotland and Seattle

Plastic Straws Sent Packing from Scotland and Seattle

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 20, 2018 8

There’s a famous, one-word line in the 1967 movie The Graduate, when a well-meaning man advises a young college student, played by actor Dustin Hoffman, to think about the direction of his future. “Plastics,”

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Video: River Set on Fire in an Area with Fracking

Video: River Set on Fire in an Area with Fracking

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 12, 2016 3

A picture is worth a thousand words—or at least that’s the idea behind the actions of Jeremy Buckingham, a Greens Party member of the Australian Parliament. The politician recently set the Condamine River in

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Is There a New State Trend to Ban Citizen Science?

Is There a New State Trend to Ban Citizen Science?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 1, 2015 5

Citizen science has become an important tool for scientific research. Now, as funds for federal agencies and state natural resources departments around the country shrink, using ordinary folks to gather and record wildlife and

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