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2011: The International Year of Forests

2011: The International Year of Forests

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2011 3

Guardians of our climate and protectors of our health, trees first appeared on Earth more 380 million years ago. Our planet’s forests store more carbon than is contained in the Earth’s entire atmosphere, and

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Bacon — the Maple Kind

Bacon — the Maple Kind

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 1, 2011 1

It’s a given that most of us can’t resist dogs. As the first animal domesticated by humans — sometime around the end of the Ice Age — our bond to Canis familiaris just seems

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Extraordinary Cougar Caught on Tape

Extraordinary Cougar Caught on Tape

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 18, 2011 2

The cougar that lost his life recently on a highway in Connecticut pulled off one remarkable feat. He walked from South Dakota to the East Coast, a journey that probably encompassed 1,600 miles or

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End of an Exploration Era

End of an Exploration Era

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 4, 2011 5

When Atlantis lifted off from its launchpad on July 8, 2011, it marked the end of an era. The thirty-year space shuttle program is now over. Never again will we thrill at the sight

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Thank-You Note from a Whale

Thank-You Note from a Whale

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 21, 2011 3

When going out into the Sea of Cortez, California, with the intended purpose of doing some whale watching, it’s probably not all that unusual to actually come across some whales. However, finding a dead

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A Need for the Dark

A Need for the Dark

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 7, 2011 3

We humans have long feared the dark. That’s where scary monsters hide and criminals lurk. So that’s why, for most of our history on the planet, we’ve been trying to dominate the night by

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