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Video: Endangered Honduras Frogs Get a New Health Clinic

Video: Endangered Honduras Frogs Get a New Health Clinic

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 16, 2017 0

Across the globe in the past few decades, an invasive chytrid fungus has been devastating amphibian populations. While scientists aren’t sure how the frog-killing form of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis swept the planet, many suspect it traveled

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Warming Oceans Due to Climate Change Causing Seabird Deaths

Warming Oceans Due to Climate Change Causing Seabird Deaths

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 14, 2017 0

Recently, in late 2016, hundreds of tufted puffins washed up dead on shores along the Bering Sea in Alaska. Earlier last year, tens of thousands of dead common murres were found on beaches from

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Video: Close Encounters with Churchill’s Polar Bears

Video: Close Encounters with Churchill’s Polar Bears

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl February 13, 2017 0

Each fall, the world’s greatest concentration of polar bears convenes at the edge of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, waiting for the sea ice to form and their seal hunting season to begin. Perhaps

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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 1

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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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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Rent a Wild Animal in Australia: A Conservation Innovation?

Rent a Wild Animal in Australia: A Conservation Innovation?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 17, 2017 1

Allowing wildlife—a public resource—to be transferred into the hands of private operations isn’t a new idea. Many U.S. states allow the practice to generate income in economically stressed areas. Now, however, some Australian conservationists

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