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Biodiversity, By Design

Biodiversity, By Design

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 30, 2010 19

We humans have drained half the world’s wetlands and fully exploited or overexploited 75 percent of its fishing grounds. There are other sobering statistics our behavior has caused: every day, 130 species of plants

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Exactitude of Maps

Exactitude of Maps

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 22, 2010 6

If the caves near Lascaux, France, are any indication, it seems that our kind has been interested in depicting the directions for how to get from here to there ever since 13,500 B.C., when

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Send in the Crows

Send in the Crows

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 15, 2010 10

Three animal or plant species are going extinct every hour, according to a report presented by Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, an international treaty that is part of the

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The World’s Whales Need Your Help

The World’s Whales Need Your Help

Wendy Redal June 10, 2010 0

Join me in the call to end Obama Administration support for the International Whaling Commission's proposal to re-open commercial whaling -- it is not a backdoor way to protect them

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Wanderlust: Where Does It Come From?

Wanderlust: Where Does It Come From?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 8, 2010 7

At three years old, my son left home. He didn’t leave for good, of course; but from the time he could get around our neighborhood under his own steam, Travis was traveling. After waking

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Hone Your Backcountry Knowledge in a National Park

Hone Your Backcountry Knowledge in a National Park

Wendy Redal June 4, 2010 0

Ready to say hello to summer by exploring a slice of the natural world? Take advantage of a free visit this weekend to one of a hundred U.S. national parks that usually charge an

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