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Starry Nights in Danger at Bryce Canyon National Park

Starry Nights in Danger at Bryce Canyon National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 29, 2012 13

America’s national parks give us the rare opportunity to see a star-filled night sky, a window on nature that most of us who live anywhere near a town or developed area have probably never truly

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New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

Lisa Poppleton May 22, 2012 0

In Maori, Rakiura means “Land of Glowing Skies.”  Brilliant sunrises and sunsets demarcate the tranquil days on Rakiura – also known as Stewart – Island, while its location at 47˚ south latitude favorably positions it for

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You’re Never Too Old for Adventure!

You’re Never Too Old for Adventure!

Wendy Redal May 21, 2012 0

73-year-old Tamae Watanabe broke her own 2002 record to become the oldest woman to summit Mount Everest on Saturday, May 19,

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Bear Spotting

Bear Spotting

breanna.draxler May 18, 2012 1

As my friend Susan and I headed up Skunk Canyon trail on Wednesday evening, thick shrubbery crowded the base of the ravine to our left. “Do you think a bear would live in there?”

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Got Your Daily Dose of Green?

Got Your Daily Dose of Green?

Wendy Redal May 17, 2012 0

I’m not talking about a spirulina smoothie, though that can be good for you, too. Nope, it’s actually “Vitamin N” that’s the focus – “N” for “nature.” It’s author Richard Louv’s term for the

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Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought — and They Come from Ireland

Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought — and They Come from Ireland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2012 18

Scientists — and those of us who are polar bear enthusiasts — have long thought that polar bears started off as brown bears about 150,000 years ago, adapting to their cold environment by developing

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