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Will Climate Change Increase Antarctica’s Biodiversity—Or Diminish It?

Will Climate Change Increase Antarctica’s Biodiversity—Or Diminish It?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 15, 2014 15

We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the world’s polar bears: according to the U.S. Geological Survey, two-thirds of them could disappear by 2060, even under moderate projections for shrinking summer sea ice caused

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Drones over Dolphins

Drones over Dolphins

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 3, 2014 25

Drones. The word conjures up reconnaissance missions and surveillance—even, perhaps, missiles and bombs. Like something out of a science fiction novel, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) are controlled either by “pilots” from the ground

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Antarctica: How Long Can It Remain “Unowned”?

Antarctica: How Long Can It Remain “Unowned”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 1, 2014 17

Antarctica is the Earth’s only continent without a native human population, and no one country can claim to own it. Unique in the world, it is a land dedicated to science and all nations.

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A Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes and Their Very Small Plot of Land

A Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes and Their Very Small Plot of Land

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 25, 2014 12

As I was driving home from the YMCA yesterday, I saw two sandhill cranes near a small pond that sits along the highway, only about a half-mile from my house. They were my first

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Video: Did the Reintroduction of Wolves Truly Change Yellowstone?

Video: Did the Reintroduction of Wolves Truly Change Yellowstone?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 20, 2014 25

In ecological circles, a trophic cascade is a term used to describe a process in an ecosystem that starts at the top of the food chain and works its way down to the bottom.

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California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2014 25

Kudos to California. Last October, it became the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting. The ban will benefit the state’s namesake condors, which nearly went extinct. In 1982, only

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