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Fossil Finds and Penguin Packs: Final Frontiers Still Found on Earth

Fossil Finds and Penguin Packs: Final Frontiers Still Found on Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 6, 2018 3

When you look at the immense footprints humans have left on this planet, it might lead you to conclude that we’ve trod, explored and exploited almost every inch of it; that there is nothing

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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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The Anthropocene: Dawn of the Age of Humans or Demise of the Earth?

The Anthropocene: Dawn of the Age of Humans or Demise of the Earth?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 24, 2017 2

It’s the beginning of a brand-new year, and—in geological terms—it may be the start of a new name for our era. The International Union of Geological Sciences, the professional organization in charge of defining periods

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Penguins, the 2016 Oscar Awards and World Wildlife Day

Penguins, the 2016 Oscar Awards and World Wildlife Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 1, 2016 2

Last night, Leonardo DiCaprio accepted his first Best Actor Oscar award. He used his moment at the podium to remind us about the planet’s most urgent threat: rapid climate change. His message was timely. Just

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Will Climate Change Increase Antarctica’s Biodiversity—Or Diminish It?

Will Climate Change Increase Antarctica’s Biodiversity—Or Diminish It?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 15, 2014 15

We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the world’s polar bears: according to the U.S. Geological Survey, two-thirds of them could disappear by 2060, even under moderate projections for shrinking summer sea ice caused

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Inside Antarctica: Penguins, The Stars of the Show

Inside Antarctica: Penguins, The Stars of the Show

Nate Small February 13, 2014 0

A question I like to ask people when we are heading southward to the last great wilderness is “why are you here”?  Of all the answers, the most common reasons people choose an Antarctica

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