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Last of Her Kind: Footage of an Imperial Woodpecker

Last of Her Kind: Footage of an Imperial Woodpecker

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2012 16

Campephilus imperialis (the imperial woodpecker) may have been the largest woodpecker that ever lived. The last documented sighting of this two-foot-tall bird happened in 1956 in the state of Durango, in the high-altitude, old-growth

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New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2011 9

It’s less than a week before Christmas, and I’ll bet by now you’re beginning to feel “gadgeted out,” tired of being bombarded with all of the e-mail, internet and TV ads for nifty electronics,

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What Makes a Species “Native”?

What Makes a Species “Native”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 6, 2011 4

Denali National Park and Preserve, established in 1917 as Mount McKinley National Park, is known the world over for its stunning scenery, wild and remote frontier regions, and Denali—at 20,320 feet, the highest point

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A Need for the Dark

A Need for the Dark

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 7, 2011 3

We humans have long feared the dark. That’s where scary monsters hide and criminals lurk. So that’s why, for most of our history on the planet, we’ve been trying to dominate the night by

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Is Stargazing an Endangered Species?

Is Stargazing an Endangered Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 14, 2011 9

I want you to conduct a test tonight: When it gets dark, go outside and stand in your backyard. Look up. Can you see the Milky Way? If not, you’re not alone. More than

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Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 10, 2011 4

If you dread overseas flights because you always land intolerably tired and exceedingly hungry, I have some facts that might help you put such ordeals into perspective. It was recently discovered that a female

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