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Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 18, 2018 0

More than 1,500 “national” days have been declared, according to the National Day Calendar. For example, January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. March 4 is Marching Music Day. The first Saturday in May

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Videos: The Tiny House Trend, Hummingbird-Style

Videos: The Tiny House Trend, Hummingbird-Style

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2018 2

The tiny house movement—which advocates living simply in small homes—may be a current trend for humans, but hummingbirds have been experts at the practice for millions of years. To house and cradle their eggs, which are

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More Animals and More Biodiversity Mean More CO2 Storing

More Animals and More Biodiversity Mean More CO2 Storing

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 28, 2018 0

Forests are important in our warming world. As we burn fossil fuels—such as coal, gas and oil—and cut down and burn forests for agricultural fields, the released carbon dioxide spreads across the planet. That,

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The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical

The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2018 3

Every night on Earth, a great migration takes place. It’s bigger than the ones of caribou, wildebeest or zebras on land or Arctic terns in the air. But while this stupendous, nightly migration overshadows

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Video: The New Zealand Wilds

Video: The New Zealand Wilds

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2018 0

New Zealand has always seemed to me to have a wild heart. Despite all of its domestic sheep and introduced birds and plants from Europe, it is still predominantly a place of beguiling beaches,

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Will You Miss the Animals You Never Knew?

Will You Miss the Animals You Never Knew?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 14, 2018 3

Because of ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change, polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the United States under the Endangered Species Act in May

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