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The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

The Endangered Species Act’s 40th Birthday: Time for a Makeover?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 2, 2013 11

On December 28, 1973, President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law. And, as with most of us who approach a 40th-birthday milestone, it’s time for reflection: have the act’s past four

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The Last Tasmanian Tiger

The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2012 14

As with the film footage of the last known imperial woodpecker or the remains of the last passenger pigeon, seeing video of the final member of any animal’s kind is sad and eerie, and

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Dancing the River Back in Australia

Dancing the River Back in Australia

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2012 7

Our landscapes have a practical element that can’t be denied. They respond to and reflect back the physical forces of nature—drought, storms and temperatures certainly all have their impact on the health of the

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Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2012 30

I used to think that some of the world’s best nature and travel books could be found in the children’s section of my local bookstore. On those dedicated shelves were tales of exotic islands

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Could Save-the-Environment Messages Use a Little Selfishness?

Could Save-the-Environment Messages Use a Little Selfishness?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 8, 2012 9

As someone who loves wild, natural places, you’ve heard plenty of dire environmental alerts and communications. There are more tigers in people’s backyards than there are tigers in the wild. Rhinos are being poached

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All-White Orca Spotted off Russia’s East Coast

All-White Orca Spotted off Russia’s East Coast

Wendy Redal April 24, 2012 0

Dubbed “Iceberg” by researchers, an unusual full-grown all-white male orca has been sighted by scientists in the Commander Islands off Kamchatka in the Russian Far East. The orca’s 6.5-foot-high dorsal fin stood out among

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