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After Earth Day 2017: An Alphabet from Outer Space

After Earth Day 2017: An Alphabet from Outer Space

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 25, 2017 1

On Saturday, the world celebrated Earth Day 2017. This one took on a different demeanor from Earth Days in our recent past. Reminiscent of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, this year

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In Namibia, a Landscape Both Unforgiving and Awe-inspiring

In Namibia, a Landscape Both Unforgiving and Awe-inspiring

Elissa Poma October 21, 2015 0

The people of Namibia possess a hard-to-grasp reverence for their landscape. No matter how little rain falls on the southern African country, or how strongly an unforgiving sun bakes the earth, or how swirly dust devils

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Tracking Rhinos in the Namibian Desert: A Diary

Tracking Rhinos in the Namibian Desert: A Diary

Elissa Poma August 5, 2015 0

While visiting the Damaraland region of Namibia, WWF’s Elissa Poma joined a researcher and trackers from Save the Rhino Trust to go out in search of endangered black rhinos. Below is an excerpt of her journal from that morning.

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Half Earth: Could Setting Aside 50 Percent of the World for Wildlife Really Work?

Half Earth: Could Setting Aside 50 Percent of the World for Wildlife Really Work?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 23, 2014 21

Although experts have been warning of an imminent sixth mass extinction for almost four years, to date most conservation appeals for battling the crisis have been, at best, attempts to stem the tide. None

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Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 9, 2012 14

All animals have physical features that help them live in their environments, of course. A fish’s body is perfectly suited to life underwater, just as our human bodies are adapted for surviving on the land.

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