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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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The Desire for Tigers: Is It Enough?

The Desire for Tigers: Is It Enough?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 13, 2011 15

“We have the means to save the mightiest cat on Earth, but do we have the will?” asks writer Caroline Alexander in an article titled “A Cry for the Tiger” in the December 2011

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Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2011 7

After missing for more than eight years, Petunia, an American Staffordshire terrier, was found. She had disappeared from her home in Virginia sometime around Thanksgiving 2003. Last weekend, she was located in an animal

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The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2011 30

In just a few short decades, something that was a big part of our culture will probably go extinct: the ability to write and read cursive. Indiana is just one of the most recent

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When Coal Cools: a Global Warming Enigma

When Coal Cools: a Global Warming Enigma

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 9, 2011 7

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is currently on its 39th consecutive day of temperatures in the triple digits. The region might soon break its record of 42 consecutive days at 100 or above, set in 1980. And

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Living with Predators

Living with Predators

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 26, 2011 10

“Seven teens attacked by grizzly in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains,” reads a headline in a Sacramento news story, taken from the Anchorage Daily News on July 25, 2011. And, “Two teenagers have life-threatening injuries after

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