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California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2014 24

Kudos to California. Last October, it became the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting. The ban will benefit the state’s namesake condors, which nearly went extinct. In 1982, only

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Ten Interesting Facts about Glaciers

Ten Interesting Facts about Glaciers

Elissa Poma February 16, 2014 0

Glaciers creep their way across vast regions, spreading their hefty mass of hundreds of years of compacted snow and ice all swaths of land standing in their way.  Some glaciers appear dusty and rocky

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Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 7, 2014 28

Last fall, in the midst of burned and charred trees left in the wake of Yosemite National Park’s Rim Fire, I participated in, of all things, a wedding. It was the most beautiful wedding

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Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 17, 2013 8

When UCLA Medical Center cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was asked one day to perform echocardiography on the failing heart of a Los Angeles Zoo emperor tamarin, a small monkey that evolved in the treetops of

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Printed Guidebooks: Can Frommer’s Be Successful Again?

Printed Guidebooks: Can Frommer’s Be Successful Again?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 3, 2013 24

There’s no doubt that the print publishing world is rapidly changing, and perhaps nowhere is the revolving nature of the industry being played out more visibly than in the travel guidebook genre. Last year,

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Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week with These Five Sea Otter Facts

Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week with These Five Sea Otter Facts

Emily Deemer September 25, 2013 0

Sept 23-28 marks the 10th Anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week, a time when we recognize and appreciate the critical role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem. Sea otters are near and dear

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