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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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Drones: Wildlife Difficulty or Poaching Deterrent?

Drones: Wildlife Difficulty or Poaching Deterrent?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 14, 2017 0

Drones have become popular conservation tools. The Bureau of Land Management, the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey have all used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor wildlife populations or to

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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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Video: Endangered Honduras Frogs Get a New Health Clinic

Video: Endangered Honduras Frogs Get a New Health Clinic

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 16, 2017 1

Across the globe in the past few decades, an invasive chytrid fungus has been devastating amphibian populations. While scientists aren’t sure how the frog-killing form of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis swept the planet, many suspect it traveled

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The Anthropocene: Dawn of the Age of Humans or Demise of the Earth?

The Anthropocene: Dawn of the Age of Humans or Demise of the Earth?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 24, 2017 2

It’s the beginning of a brand-new year, and—in geological terms—it may be the start of a new name for our era. The International Union of Geological Sciences, the professional organization in charge of defining periods

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Rent a Wild Animal in Australia: A Conservation Innovation?

Rent a Wild Animal in Australia: A Conservation Innovation?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 17, 2017 4

Allowing wildlife—a public resource—to be transferred into the hands of private operations isn’t a new idea. Many U.S. states allow the practice to generate income in economically stressed areas. Now, however, some Australian conservationists

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