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Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 27, 2014 8

The spike in illegal wildlife trade continues: in 2013, poachers killed 1,004 rhinos in South Africa alone; and in 2012, some 15,000 elephants were slaughtered at 42 sites across 27 African countries, according to

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Video: A Crow Invents a Sled

Video: A Crow Invents a Sled

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2014 1

The intelligence of crows has been well documented by researchers, and it seems that we’re constantly amazed at their abilities. What’s even more astonishing, however, is when ordinary people like you and me catch

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New Study Reports Antarctica Ice Sheet Instability, but Is It Unstoppable?

New Study Reports Antarctica Ice Sheet Instability, but Is It Unstoppable?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 13, 2014 4

The more we travel, the more we understand the connectedness of every spot on the globe. But even if our travels are mostly virtual, today—in our rapidly shrinking world—we know there’s a reason to

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Video: Saving an African Lion

Video: Saving an African Lion

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2014 11

While it’s never been easy to make your living as an animal in Africa, wildlife presently residing there face even more challenges than their ancestors did. For example, in the last four months in

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Yet Another Study on Climate Change, or Is This One a Game Changer?

Yet Another Study on Climate Change, or Is This One a Game Changer?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 29, 2014 28

You probably looked at the headline above and thought: Another article on climate change, ho-hum. Right? I can tell you that even I had to think hard about writing yet another one, given that

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It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 22, 2014 22

It’s been 44 years since Wisconsin’s—as this Wisconsinite is proud to say—Senator Gaylord Nelson inspired the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Modeled on the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, the original Earth

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