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February 27: International Polar Bear Day

February 27: International Polar Bear Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 26, 2013 3

Tomorrow, February 27, is International Polar Bear Day. Many environmental organizations are asking that you take some kind of action to show your concern for our rapidly warming planet and the fate of climate

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Rare Video Footage of Wild Pandas

Rare Video Footage of Wild Pandas

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 21, 2013 10

Giant pandas are among the world’s most uncommon and elusive animals. China’s State Forestry Administration estimates that there are only about 1,600 of them remaining in the wild, down from 2,500 in the 1970s.

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Protecting Panda Habitat: China’s First Land Trust Reserve

Protecting Panda Habitat: China’s First Land Trust Reserve

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2013 2

When images of a wild giant panda gnawing on a takin carcass in China’s Sichuan Province were recently captured on motion-sensor cameras, researchers were caught by surprise. Although pandas are technically carnivores, their diets

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A Little Volcano Grit Won’t Ruin an Adventure in Kamchatka! | Olaf’s Corner

A Little Volcano Grit Won’t Ruin an Adventure in Kamchatka! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 13, 2013 0

It’s not unusual, when I’m off on an adventure in some far-flung corner of the world, to be eating some unfamiliar fare… But this gritty feeling inside my mouth was something else entirely. How

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Nature’s New Health Benefit: the Soft Fascination of Trees

Nature’s New Health Benefit: the Soft Fascination of Trees

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2013 13

The emerald ash borer is a serial killer, responsible for more than 100 million tree deaths. A beetle native to Asia, the emerald ash borer was first discovered in the United States in Michigan in

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Rock Balancer

Rock Balancer

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 7, 2013 7

Talk about the delicate balance of nature! Sculptor Michael Grab creates his works of art by finding that perfect point of equilibrium between two rocks. Hyperaware of the smallest nooks and indentations on a

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