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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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The Last Tasmanian Tiger

The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2012 15

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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Video: Dancing the River Back in Australia

Video: 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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