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Cuteness Overload: A Scotland Puffins Photo Essay

Cuteness Overload: A Scotland Puffins Photo Essay

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 3, 2018 4

Every time I see a puffin, the same thought comes to mind: They’re not real, right? They’re too impossibly cute. For me and for everyone else on the planet, I bet, they seem just

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Mysterious Sharks: Great Gatherings and Long Lives

Mysterious Sharks: Great Gatherings and Long Lives

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 24, 2018 0

More than 400 shark species inhabit our planet. And while facts about some of them may be well-known to researchers and the rest of us, there are many shark species whose behaviors remain mysterious

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Humpback Whales Are Gathering in Huge Numbers. Why?

Humpback Whales Are Gathering in Huge Numbers. Why?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 5, 2017 14

Whales are complex creatures with very large brains. We are only just beginning to understand small portions of their highly developed cultures. Among the many things we don’t know about them is why they

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Bushmeat and Locavores: When “Eating Locally” Goes Bad for Going Big

Bushmeat and Locavores: When “Eating Locally” Goes Bad for Going Big

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 25, 2016 0

Becoming a locavore—someone who prefers to find and eat local foods—is a growing and, in most cases, healthy trend in the United States. Locavores typically forage for berries, fruits, mushrooms and nuts; and some

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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 5

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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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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