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Snow Leopard Threatened Due to Rising Demand for Cashmere

Snow Leopard Threatened Due to Rising Demand for Cashmere

Emily Deemer July 30, 2013 1

You may want to think twice before you purchase your next cashmere sweater. The number of domestic cashmere goats farmed in Central Asia has nearly tripled over the last 20 years due to an

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Spotlight on Sustainability: The Importance of Ecotourism

Spotlight on Sustainability: The Importance of Ecotourism

Court Whelan, Ph.D. July 26, 2013 9

Meet Court Whelan, one of the travel industry’s foremost experts on ecotourism and the newest member of the Nat Hab family of Adventure Specialists.  This week we are thrilled to debut Court’s first post

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Alaska Residents Face Sudden Flood Surges at Mendenhall Glacier

Alaska Residents Face Sudden Flood Surges at Mendenhall Glacier

Emily Deemer July 25, 2013 0

For the past three years, residents of Juneau, Alaska have been dealing with a new problem of glacial proportions – their treasured Mendenhall Glacier, 14 miles north of downtown Juneau, has exhibited sudden, torrential

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Beat the Heat: Five Minutes on an Antarctica Icebreaker

Beat the Heat: Five Minutes on an Antarctica Icebreaker

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 23, 2013 6

I didn’t need the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to jump-start my dreams of Antarctica ice. According to that agency in a recent report, global average temperatures in June 2013 were the fifth

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A Beary Great Reality Show

A Beary Great Reality Show

guest July 19, 2013 0

The second season of an internet reality show is coming our way this week.  It features a very different kind of star, namely, the grizzly bears and wildlife of Katmai National Park and Preserve.

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Giant Panda Gives Birth to Twins at Zoo Atlanta

Giant Panda Gives Birth to Twins at Zoo Atlanta

Emily Deemer July 17, 2013 0

Zookeepers at Zoo Atlanta were like proud grandparents on Monday, excitedly awaiting the arrival of giant panda Lun Lun’s newest cub.  To their delight, they were surprised with a second twin cub born 2

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