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Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 17, 2013 32

In one of the most remote places on Earth, an albatross fight is taking place. The battleground is the Midway Atoll, located more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent. On this small

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Moths’ Open-Weave Cocoons Adapted to Handle Heavy Forest Rains

Moths’ Open-Weave Cocoons Adapted to Handle Heavy Forest Rains

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 8, 2013 9

In the rainforests of Peru, the average annual rainfall measures 79 inches. That not only creates lush, green jungles filled with a diversity of life but dangerous environments, too—especially if you’re a caterpillar aspiring

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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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