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Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 17, 2016 3

We now have a national mammal, and it’s Bison bison. On Monday, May 9, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, honoring American bison with this first-ever designation. It’s easy to think

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Egret Breakfast Banquet

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Egret Breakfast Banquet

Kendal Yoakum May 13, 2016 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected an egret in flight, capturing breakfast. Photographer Jeffrey West captured this image while

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Video: “The Messenger” Movie’s Memo about Songbirds

Video: “The Messenger” Movie’s Memo about Songbirds

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2016 2

Imagine a world without birdsong. That’s the scenario a new documentary, titled The Messenger, wants you to envision, because it could actually happen sooner than we think. Songbird populations throughout the world are in

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Clouds Can Help Find Threatened and Endangered Species

Clouds Can Help Find Threatened and Endangered Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 5, 2016 1

Cloud-gazing is, perhaps, a lost pastime. Before the Internet grabbed their attentions and took up most of their time, children would lie back on a summer day and try to find pictures in the

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Video: Protecting Nature’s Cleanup Crews, the Vultures

Video: Protecting Nature’s Cleanup Crews, the Vultures

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 22, 2016 9

Because of many, current cultural biases around the world, vultures don’t immediately bring up in us feelings of empathy and likability. But they should. According to BirdLife International, vultures are the bringers of life—not

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Video: the Interrelated and Networked Earth

Video: the Interrelated and Networked Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2016 16

Environmental philosopher and early national park advocate John Muir wrote in his 1911 book, My First Summer in the Sierra, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to

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