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Video: Finding the Words to Define “Wilderness”

Video: Finding the Words to Define “Wilderness”

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2016 0

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines wilderness as “a wild and natural area in which few people live.” It’s a simple explanation that succeeds in giving you an idea of the word’s meaning. But the term

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Travel Tale: Lost in Time in Yellowstone National Park

Travel Tale: Lost in Time in Yellowstone National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 4, 2014 8

There are a few, rare places in the world where time as a linear construct just doesn’t seem to make much sense; places where the past, present and even the future seem to be

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 2, 2014 5

Tomorrow, September 3, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In 1964, the bill that created the act passed the Senate by a vote of 73–12 and the House by 373–1. It’s

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On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 3, 2014 10

One hundred years ago this year, the last passenger pigeon on Earth died in the Cincinnati Zoo. A female named Martha, she has now become an icon for species extinction. It’s hard to believe

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Soundscape Ecology: A Real Conservation Tool or Exercise in Nostalgia?

Soundscape Ecology: A Real Conservation Tool or Exercise in Nostalgia?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 19, 2013 9

When trying to measure the impact we humans have made on the natural world, we often concentrate on the number of animal species that have been lost or the plants that are disappearing. In

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