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Attitudes Toward Wildlife: the Right Kind of Caring?

Attitudes Toward Wildlife: the Right Kind of Caring?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2016 7

American attitudes toward wild animals are growing more positive, according to a new study published just last month in the international journal Biological Conservation. Between 1978 and 2014, our thinking about eight historically stigmatized

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Forever Killing Wolves

Forever Killing Wolves

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 4, 2016 10

This is the dirty fact I’ve come to recognize: we humans won’t allow wolves to live on our planet. We won’t stop until the last one of them is gone. If you don’t believe

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Video: What’s Warming the Earth—Explained

Video: What’s Warming the Earth—Explained

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 29, 2016 1

“July 2016 was the 379th consecutive month with temperatures at least nominally above the 20th-century average,” says the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. July 2016 was also the 40th July in a row of

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Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Protecting the Woolly Mammoth to Save Today’s Elephants

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2016 1

The woolly mammoth—an animal that went extinct 4,000 years ago—is currently being considered for legal protection under conservation trade rules. “How that can be?” you might well ask. The answer lies in a story that’s entwined with some very

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Video: A Bell That “Speaks” for Those That Are Extinct

Video: A Bell That “Speaks” for Those That Are Extinct

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 18, 2016 2

Bells have served as communication devices since ancient times. Throughout history, various cultures have reshaped and remodeled them to express different things. Now, an extremely special bell is in the process of being forged

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Memorial to Loss: the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory

Memorial to Loss: the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2016 3

We’re currently living in the midst of what scientists call the sixth mass extinction, the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. But the one we’re experiencing today is different: while past

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