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Botswana to ban wildlife hunting

Botswana to ban wildlife hunting

Wendy Redal July 28, 2011 1

Botswana is once more taking a leading role among African nations in advancing wildlife conservation as it prepares to end game hunting in favor of safaris devoted purely to photography. Archibald Ngakayagae, a spokesperson with

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Living with Predators

Living with Predators

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 26, 2011 10

“Seven teens attacked by grizzly in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains,” reads a headline in a Sacramento news story, taken from the Anchorage Daily News on July 25, 2011. And, “Two teenagers have life-threatening injuries after

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Thank-You Note from a Whale

Thank-You Note from a Whale

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 21, 2011 3

When going out into the Sea of Cortez, California, with the intended purpose of doing some whale watching, it’s probably not all that unusual to actually come across some whales. However, finding a dead

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Ten Interesting Facts about Gray Wolves

Ten Interesting Facts about Gray Wolves

WWF July 21, 2011 0

By Emily Booker, WWF Guest Blogger Gray wolves are considered to be elegant predators and highly social animals that form tight, nuclear packs. A symbol of the wilderness and the predecessors to our domesticated

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Study: Polar Bear Cubs Drowning Due to Sea Ice Loss

Study: Polar Bear Cubs Drowning Due to Sea Ice Loss

Wendy Redal July 19, 2011 0

Polar bears in peril have become an icon for the woes of a warming planet. The sea ice they rely upon to hunt seals is freezing later and breaking up earlier, while diminishing overall. Scientists

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Space Shuttle Grounded: Will America Lose Its Spirit for Adventure?

Space Shuttle Grounded: Will America Lose Its Spirit for Adventure?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 19, 2011 8

“STS-135: the Final Mission.” Sounds like the title of a new Star Trek film, doesn’t it? In reality, it’s the phrase denoting the end of our nation’s space shuttle program. When Atlantis lifted off

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