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Alaska’s Permafrost Is Burning. That’s Not Good for You.

Alaska’s Permafrost Is Burning. That’s Not Good for You.

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 28, 2015 2

Alaska is on fire. Even where I live in Wisconsin, I can feel it. A NASA photo shows that a plume of smoke from those northern blazes extends all the way down through the

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The Coastal Grizzlies of Katmai: An Alaska Photo Journal

The Coastal Grizzlies of Katmai: An Alaska Photo Journal

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 16, 2015 23

Recently, I traveled with Natural Habitat Adventures on its “Alaska’s Coastal Grizzlies: Kodiak to Katmai Photo Tour.” I can now say that having the opportunity to spend time with Alaska’s big brown bears is

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4 Places To Watch Wild Bears

4 Places To Watch Wild Bears

Wendy Worrall Redal June 17, 2015 1

The planet’s largest land predator looked disarmingly cuddly. Ambling over the snowy tundra toward us, he was all big furry head and huge shaggy paws — which we got a close-up eyeful of as

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Grizzly’s Afternoon Nap

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Grizzly’s Afternoon Nap

Kendal Yoakum June 5, 2015 0

Every Friday we choose our favorite photo of the week from our new Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected a sleepy grizzly on Alaska‘s coast. Photographer Steve Dodd captured this photo after wandering through

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10 Small Things to Always Take with You on Your Travels

10 Small Things to Always Take with You on Your Travels

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 4, 2015 25

Every few months, it seems that we travelers get hit with increasing airline fees and baggage costs. And as seat space and overhead bins get smaller and smaller, it’s a wonder we can still

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Five Years after Deepwater Horizon, Arctic Drilling Okayed

Five Years after Deepwater Horizon, Arctic Drilling Okayed

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2015 20

Just over five years ago, on the evening of April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded off the coast of Louisiana, rupturing the Macondo exploration well below it. For the next

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