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106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica

106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 12, 2017 0

For a food that has been around at least since the Middle Ages, fruitcakes certainly have their share of detractors. The long list of jokes about fruitcakes—a rich dessert containing dried or candied fruits, nuts

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2017: Warm Fall, Cold Winter. It’s Still Climate Change.

2017: Warm Fall, Cold Winter. It’s Still Climate Change.

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 5, 2017 1

Fall 2017 will officially come to a close in just about two weeks. It was probably one of the warmest falls that you can remember. That’s why it may be hard now, in the

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Creating a New National Park: Possible or Pipe Dream?

Creating a New National Park: Possible or Pipe Dream?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 28, 2017 2

Today, in the current political climate, with national parks falling into disrepair because of budget cuts and parks and monuments threatened with downsizing, I was astonished to learn about a newly proposed national park.

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Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 16, 2017 0

In 1942, there were only 22 whooping cranes left alive in the world. Their habitats were vanishing, and they had been hunted almost to extinction. If we were to keep them from blinking out,

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Green Future for Bhutan’s Forests

Green Future for Bhutan’s Forests

WWF November 15, 2017 0

Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas between China and India, is one of the smallest countries in the world. But don’t let its size fool you! The country’s commitment to conservation is bigger than most.

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Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 14, 2017 0

After more than 50 years, the largest captive-breeding-and-release program for whooping cranes is closing. Housed at the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, the $1.5 million program was cut from

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