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“Bird Years” and the Year of the Bird, 2018

“Bird Years” and the Year of the Bird, 2018

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 19, 2017 0

Wildlife science has many measurements; for example, “carrying capacity,” “depredations” or “translocations.” But there’s a new scale I recently came across: “bird years lost.” A bird year is a quantity devised by ornithologist Daniel

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Changing Minds with “Chasing Ice”

Changing Minds with “Chasing Ice”

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 11, 2012 5

Not since Al Gore’s 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth has such a powerful documentary feature film come out about the Earth’s changing climate. In the recently released Chasing Ice, National Geographic photographer James Balog

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Video: The Right Whale Encounter

Video: The Right Whale Encounter

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2012 6

The most rare of all large whales, right whales were given their common name by whalers, who identified them as the “right whales” to kill. At 50 feet long and weighing 70 tons, right

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Video: Snow Leopards Tagged in Afghanistan for the First Time

Video: Snow Leopards Tagged in Afghanistan for the First Time

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 13, 2012 19

In a country that has seen war for more than 30 years, you’d expect to find very little megafauna left. That’s why the world was surprised when it was recently learned that in the

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Does Adventure Today Mean Going Retro?

Does Adventure Today Mean Going Retro?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 5, 2012 7

British explorer and Royal Navy officer Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912. A hundred years later, on January 17, 2012, in honor of this historic adventure, the National Geographic

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Video: Narwhal Dentist

Video: Narwhal Dentist

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 8, 2011 2

“You wouldn’t mind my red nose?” “Not if you don’t mind me being a dentist.” And so begins the adventure of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and one of Santa’s elves, a dentist wannabe named

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