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Videos: Dogs React to Recorded Wolf Howls

Videos: Dogs React to Recorded Wolf Howls

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 28, 2014 3

Howling is just one of many forms of vocal communication used by canines. Even though they may bark, growl, moan, snarl, whimper, whine, woof and yelp a lot more often than they howl, it

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Video: A Green Heron Fishes with Bread Bait

Video: A Green Heron Fishes with Bread Bait

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 14, 2014 25

While green herons didn’t make this list of Top 25 Most Intelligent Nonhuman Animals, one particular green heron recently demonstrated why these birds make a good candidate for inclusion. Watch the video below, in

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Video: The Top 25 Most Intelligent Nonhuman Animals

Video: The Top 25 Most Intelligent Nonhuman Animals

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 9, 2014 17

I’m always a little wary of smart animal lists for two reasons. The first is that I know without a doubt that my greyhound, Chic, is the smartest dog in the world, yet greyhounds

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Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 7, 2014 29

Last fall, in the midst of burned and charred trees left in the wake of Yosemite National Park’s Rim Fire, I participated in, of all things, a wedding. It was the most beautiful wedding

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A New New Year’s Resolution

A New New Year’s Resolution

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 31, 2013 6

It’s December 31, the eve of a brand-new year. Time for reflection on the past 12 months and dreams of how we’ll make 2014 even better. And that puts us into the territory of

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A Dolphin Caught in Fishing Line Asks for Human Help

A Dolphin Caught in Fishing Line Asks for Human Help

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 25, 2013 40

It’s not often that stressed wild animals trust us humans enough to ask for our help, but that’s exactly what one bottlenose dolphin did earlier this year. On January 11, 2013, several snorkelers and

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