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Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 21, 2021 0

During the drought conditions in the summer of 2021, wildfires raged throughout the western U.S. For example, as of September 12, 2021, the Dixie Fire is the second-largest wildfire in California history. It might

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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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Video: The Somewhat Noble Call of a Snow Leopard

Video: The Somewhat Noble Call of a Snow Leopard

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 24, 2021 0

We’re all familiar with this movie scene: a bald eagle soars overhead in a wild, Western-type, wide-open landscape, and we hear the iconic, piercing, strong screech of America’s most majestic bird. What you might

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How Should Rhinos Be Relocated? Upside Down.

How Should Rhinos Be Relocated? Upside Down.

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 10, 2021 0

At times, wildlife conservationists do things that might look a bit strange or even questionable to the rest of us. And seeing a rhino tied by its legs and suspended from a helicopter—even though

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Better Together: Native Knowledge and Western Science

Better Together: Native Knowledge and Western Science

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 27, 2021 0

Throughout the United States, Native Americans own and/or manage nearly 95 million acres of deserts and forests, grasslands and mountains—much of it in still-intact habitats. That’s 10 million more acres than the National Park

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News on Kangaroos and an Australia Atlas of Nature

News on Kangaroos and an Australia Atlas of Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 20, 2021 0

Kangaroos have become iconic poster children for Australia’s great outback. But although the kangaroo is a national emblem for the country, some locals also think of the marsupial as a nuisance. Kangaroos often frequent grasslands

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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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You Don’t Have to Be a Nature Expert to Love It

You Don’t Have to Be a Nature Expert to Love It

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 29, 2021 0

There’s the old maxim that you must know something to love it. And we’ve certainly heard that regarding nature: that if we don’t expose people—particularly the next generation—to the outdoors and the biodiversity that

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