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A Tale of Two Turkeys: the North American Bird and a Eurasian Country

A Tale of Two Turkeys: the North American Bird and a Eurasian Country

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 27, 2014 10

Native to the United States and Mexico, the turkey has become our traditional main course on Thanksgiving all across our nation. So, how did a strictly North American bird come to share a moniker

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Scouting the Skies and Combing the Beaches in the Galapagos Islands

Scouting the Skies and Combing the Beaches in the Galapagos Islands

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 20, 2014 13

Ever since the Galapagos Islands first appeared in an atlas in 1570, people have been curious about the archipelago and the unique animals and flora that abound there. Pirates, scientists, “royalty,” whalers and even

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The Yellowstone National Park-Ebola Connection: Could It Help Protect More Natural Places?

The Yellowstone National Park-Ebola Connection: Could It Help Protect More Natural Places?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 18, 2014 8

Recently, when a drone crashed in Grand Prismatic Spring in Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, it sparked a public debate about the use of such devices in our jointly owned, national treasures

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Great Bear Rainforest Rambles and Spirit Bear Sightings

Great Bear Rainforest Rambles and Spirit Bear Sightings

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 6, 2014 20

Running 250 miles down the British Columbia, Canada, coast, the Great Bear Rainforest is a wild expanse of western cedars, hemlocks and spruce trees. This 21 million-acre area—whose boundaries have never been precisely defined—is the

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New UN Report on Climate Change: Only 50 PPM of Greenhouse Gases Now Stands between Us and Disaster

New UN Report on Climate Change: Only 50 PPM of Greenhouse Gases Now Stands between Us and Disaster

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 4, 2014 11

The United Nations’ report on climate change released on Sunday, November 2, 2014, predicted a gloomy future for the residents of planet Earth. It stated that the dangers of human-caused climate change are no

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Video of Lil’ Drac: An Orphaned Baby Bat

Video of Lil’ Drac: An Orphaned Baby Bat

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 30, 2014 5

Bram Stoker is probably to thank for our fascination with bats at this time every year. In 1897 when he penned Dracula, the story of a human vampire who could transform into a bat,

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