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Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 14, 2017 0

After more than 50 years, the largest captive-breeding-and-release program for whooping cranes is closing. Housed at the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, the $1.5 million program was cut from

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Losing Wildlife Hurts Biodiversity—and Our Bottom Lines

Losing Wildlife Hurts Biodiversity—and Our Bottom Lines

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 1, 2017 1

Wildlife tourism—tourism specifically based on encounters with undomesticated animals—accounts for 20 to 40 percent of the total $1 trillion annual, global tourism industry. This comes from a paper published in late 2015 in the

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Video: Wear Lionfish Jewelry to Protect the Atlantic Ocean

Video: Wear Lionfish Jewelry to Protect the Atlantic Ocean

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 19, 2017 2

Lionfish, a colorful native of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans (the Indo-Pacific region) have now taken up what could become permanent residence in the Atlantic Ocean—from North Carolina to Florida, in all Gulf

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Happy Holidays 2015: Whales under the Northern Lights

Happy Holidays 2015: Whales under the Northern Lights

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2015 4

As we reflect back on 2015, we have to admit it’s been a tough year for the world. Biodiversity is being lost, droughts continue and wars go on. But there is also much to

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Would You Pay More for Your Coffee If It Helped Birds?

Would You Pay More for Your Coffee If It Helped Birds?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 6, 2015 23

Coffee. In my opinion—other than clean, pure water—it just may be the best drink on Earth. That’s why I celebrated last Thursday, October 1, the first official International Coffee Day, with several cups of

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Wind Power: Must the Choice Be Clean Energy or Wildlife?

Wind Power: Must the Choice Be Clean Energy or Wildlife?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 16, 2015 27

To help meet our growing energy needs, in recent years we have increasingly turned to wind power. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that in 2014, 4.4 percent of the electricity we generated came

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