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Lemming Suicide: the No. 1 Nature Hoax

Lemming Suicide: the No. 1 Nature Hoax

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2011 2

The top nature hoax—according to Animal Planet, the popular TV channel created by the BBC and Discovery Communications—is the suicidal nature of lemmings. Many people today, influenced by films such as the early Walt

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Places, Good and Bad

Places, Good and Bad

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2011 2

We humans seem to have a great need to anthropomorphize; that is, we tend to want to ascribe human characteristics to inanimate objects, nonhuman animals and natural phenomena, such as the wind, rain or

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10 Travel Tips to Protect the Planet

10 Travel Tips to Protect the Planet

Wendy Redal April 25, 2011 4

Earth Day is past, but cultivating eco-awareness should be a part of our daily routine. When it’s time to leave home, consider the planet as you make your plans. These simple practices take little

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The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

The World’s Most Underappreciated Bird?

Brad Josephs April 25, 2011 6

In modern society the raven is surely the world’s most underappreciated bird. Physically, ravens are neither ornate nor powerful. They lack the color of most other songbirds,  the hunting prowess of mighty raptors, and are often

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For Earth Day: A Gallery of Green

For Earth Day: A Gallery of Green

Wendy Redal April 22, 2011 4

Red-eyed tree frog, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Photo: Tribefly.com It’s Earth Day, and you’re likely to hear the word “green” a gazillion times before April 22 is over. It’s easy to get calloused to

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Explore a National Park This Week — For Free!

Explore a National Park This Week — For Free!

Wendy Redal April 19, 2011 0

It’s National Park Week in the USA. At a moment when the federal budget is as strained as it’s ever been, our parks are nonetheless open free of charge to all comers from April

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