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Twisted Terms: “SAVES Act” Actually Harms Endangered Species

Twisted Terms: “SAVES Act” Actually Harms Endangered Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 10, 2017 1

There’s a sinister bill making its way through Congress, but you probably don’t know about it. The reason you don’t know about it is because of its name. It’s called the “SAVES Act” (Saving

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Quickly Losing Protections: Our Birds, Lands and Oceans

Quickly Losing Protections: Our Birds, Lands and Oceans

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 20, 2017 3

One hundred and eleven years ago, the American Antiquities Act of 1906 was passed. It authorizes the president to designate federally managed lands as national monuments in order to conserve important archaeological, historic and

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Video: Rediscovering Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”

Video: Rediscovering Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 8, 2017 1

While cleaning one of my bookshelves yesterday, I found a copy of the children’s classic The Giving Tree. It’s hard to believe it’s been 53 years since author Shel Silverstein penned this now-famous work.

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The U.S. (and Us) Before the Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. (and Us) Before the Environmental Protection Agency

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 28, 2017 6

As a kid, I looked forward to my weekend road trips with my big sister, who was old enough to have her driver’s license. We usually traveled along Interstate 90, up to northern Wisconsin.

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Contrary World: Science Education, Pipelines and Wildlife

Contrary World: Science Education, Pipelines and Wildlife

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 7, 2017 2

Now, when I wake up in the mornings, I feel as if I’m just about to step foot into a truly either-or, binary-only, black-or-white, contrary world; a world where every advance forward in science

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Most of Us Support the Endangered Species Act. So Why Doesn’t Congress?

Most of Us Support the Endangered Species Act. So Why Doesn’t Congress?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 20, 2015 2

Just a few months ago, in summer 2015, there were hopeful headlines for the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A new poll had been released that showed that nine out of every 10 American voters

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