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A Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes and Their Very Small Plot of Land

A Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes and Their Very Small Plot of Land

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 25, 2014 12

As I was driving home from the YMCA yesterday, I saw two sandhill cranes near a small pond that sits along the highway, only about a half-mile from my house. They were my first

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Antarctica: Discovery on the (Black-and-) White Continent

Antarctica: Discovery on the (Black-and-) White Continent

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 18, 2014 14

The world is shrinking. Advances in communication, computer technology and transportation have all played a role in making the world a smaller place. Now, it’s easy to “travel” to an exotic locale, just by

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Video: Crows, the Ultimate Problem Solvers

Video: Crows, the Ultimate Problem Solvers

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 20, 2014 51

Given all the research that has been conducted on domestic and wild animals, we shouldn’t be surprised at how “intelligent” they are. Yet, evidence of their mental abilities still has the capacity to astound

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California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2014 25

Kudos to California. Last October, it became the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting. The ban will benefit the state’s namesake condors, which nearly went extinct. In 1982, only

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Fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline: Right Issue or Wrong War?

Fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline: Right Issue or Wrong War?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 11, 2014 11

On January 31, 2014, the State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline in an 11-volume publication. The proposed pipeline segment would carry heavy oil from Canada’s tar

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Video: A Green Heron Fishes with Bread Bait

Video: A Green Heron Fishes with Bread Bait

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 14, 2014 25

While green herons didn’t make this list of Top 25 Most Intelligent Nonhuman Animals, one particular green heron recently demonstrated why these birds make a good candidate for inclusion. Watch the video below, in

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