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Video: Hustle and Bustle at the Hummingbird Feeder

Video: Hustle and Bustle at the Hummingbird Feeder

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 16, 2017 2

Hummingbirds may be small, but they certainly pack a lot of appeal. Iridescent, colorful and capable of helicopter-like flying maneuvers, they enchant almost everyone. Hummingbirds were given their name because their wings flap so

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Memorial to Loss: the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory

Memorial to Loss: the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2016 3

We’re currently living in the midst of what scientists call the sixth mass extinction, the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. But the one we’re experiencing today is different: while past

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Dead Bees on Washington: Does the Environmental “Now” Ever Come?

Dead Bees on Washington: Does the Environmental “Now” Ever Come?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 5, 2016 6

Just two weeks ago, June 20-26, 2016, we celebrated the annual National Pollinator Week—or you may have observed it if you knew it was National Pollinator Week. Most likely, you didn’t. Some beekeepers would

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Lions Are Now Protected Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but Will It Help Conserve Them in Africa?

Lions Are Now Protected Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but Will It Help Conserve Them in Africa?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 12, 2016 5

As of January 22, 2016, lions will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, which is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Our federal government, of course, cannot regulate conservation practices

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Bam Bam the Ram: Is Feeding Wildlife Ever OK?

Bam Bam the Ram: Is Feeding Wildlife Ever OK?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 22, 2014 12

We humans have developed — intentionally or not — a wide variety of methods for killing off species: overhunting, natural habitat destruction, or active extermination to satisfy agricultural, mining, drilling, fracking, or other special

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On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 3, 2014 10

One hundred years ago this year, the last passenger pigeon on Earth died in the Cincinnati Zoo. A female named Martha, she has now become an icon for species extinction. It’s hard to believe

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