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Antarctica’s Wildlife Needs Our Help!

Antarctica’s Wildlife Needs Our Help!

Emily Deemer October 4, 2013 0

Did you know that Antarctica is home to more than 10,000 species of penguins, whales, and seals – just to name a few – that are found nowhere else on earth?  Unfortunately, Antarctica’s wildlife

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Arctic Sea Ice Declines to Its Sixth-Lowest Extent on Record, Yet Some Still Repudiate the Loss

Arctic Sea Ice Declines to Its Sixth-Lowest Extent on Record, Yet Some Still Repudiate the Loss

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 24, 2013 9

I’ve always loved ice. Growing up in Wisconsin, my winters were filled with it. I could skate on it, watch it paint the trees with a crystalline, Doctor Zhivago-like romance and break off icicles

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Nature on the Small Scale: Video of Life in a Garden

Nature on the Small Scale: Video of Life in a Garden

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 19, 2013 20

From a large, city botanical center to a small corner plot in your own backyard, a garden is beneficial for the environment. Not only do gardens and green spaces provide us with food and

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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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Rare Video: Wild Panda Eating Meat

Rare Video: Wild Panda Eating Meat

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 21, 2013 10

Giant pandas are among the world’s most uncommon and elusive animals. China’s State Forestry Administration estimates that there are only about 1,600 of them remaining in the wild, down from 2,500 in the 1970s.

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Protecting Panda Habitat: China’s First Land Trust Reserve

Protecting Panda Habitat: China’s First Land Trust Reserve

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2013 2

When images of a wild giant panda gnawing on a takin carcass in China’s Sichuan Province were recently captured on motion-sensor cameras, researchers were caught by surprise. Although pandas are technically carnivores, their diets

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