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Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought — and They Come from Ireland

Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought — and They Come from Ireland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2012 18

Scientists — and those of us who are polar bear enthusiasts — have long thought that polar bears started off as brown bears about 150,000 years ago, adapting to their cold environment by developing

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Room for Wolverines to Roam

Room for Wolverines to Roam

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 16, 2012 8

Although they resemble small bears, wolverines actually belong to the weasel family. These solitary animals primarily live in the remote reaches of northern boreal forests, in the sub-Arctic tundra of northern Canada, on the

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The Magic of Nature through Marion Owen’s Lens

The Magic of Nature through Marion Owen’s Lens

Wendy Redal January 30, 2012 0

It’s the middle of winter, and for many that means snow. When it impedes driving or piles up in great drifts that need shoveling, it’s hard to remember how exquisitely beautiful each tiny flake

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I “Break” for Bears

I “Break” for Bears

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 29, 2011 4

Calm, stoic strength. The consummate mother. Introspection. A symbol of the wild itself. No matter what bears represent for you personally, you are sure to have an opinion on them and what their proper

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What Makes a Species “Native”?

What Makes a Species “Native”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 6, 2011 4

Denali National Park and Preserve, established in 1917 as Mount McKinley National Park, is known the world over for its stunning scenery, wild and remote frontier regions, and Denali—at 20,320 feet, the highest point

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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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