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Despite Cold Temperatures, the Earth Burns and the Arctic Is Lost

Despite Cold Temperatures, the Earth Burns and the Arctic Is Lost

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 2, 2018 4

It’s the day after New Year’s, and we’re just entering into 2018. In Times Square last night, according to the Associated Press, it was the second-coldest New Year’s celebration on record. The temperature was

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Video: A Post-Holiday, Hot-Springs Retreat with Japan’s Snow Monkeys

Video: A Post-Holiday, Hot-Springs Retreat with Japan’s Snow Monkeys

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 26, 2017 0

The Christmas holiday is over—just barely. Feeling a little exhausted after all the preparations, family gatherings and parties? Then, a nice soak in a hot spring should be just the ticket for you. Of

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“Bird Years” and the Year of the Bird, 2018

“Bird Years” and the Year of the Bird, 2018

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 19, 2017 0

Wildlife science has many measurements; for example, “carrying capacity,” “depredations” or “translocations.” But there’s a new scale I recently came across: “bird years lost.” A bird year is a quantity devised by ornithologist Daniel

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Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 23, 2017 1

Despite what you may have learned in elementary school, there were probably no turkeys at the first Thanksgiving. The written menu listed fowl, but this most likely meant ducks, goose, grouse, passenger pigeons, swans—or

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Ranching in Wolf Territory: A New Approach

Ranching in Wolf Territory: A New Approach

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 21, 2017 9

Conflict between wolves and ranchers is just about as old as, well, as there have been ranchers in the West. Wolves were nearly hunted, poisoned and trapped to extinction in the Lower 48 a

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Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 16, 2017 0

In 1942, there were only 22 whooping cranes left alive in the world. Their habitats were vanishing, and they had been hunted almost to extinction. If we were to keep them from blinking out,

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