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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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Concern for the Environment Reaches a New Low

Concern for the Environment Reaches a New Low

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 27, 2012 30

The exhausting November 2012 presidential election is finally over. Now we Americans begin what can be another long and involved phase: analysis of that election. One recent item to come out of this process

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“Geography of Hope”: The Wilderness Act Turns 50 in 2014

“Geography of Hope”: The Wilderness Act Turns 50 in 2014

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 6, 2012 5

Today, November 6, 2012, is Election Day in the United States. This is the day when the American people decide who will become their next president. It also denotes the end of ubiquitous, annoying

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Drinking Water, Creatively

Drinking Water, Creatively

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2011 0

Animals are creative adaptors to their surroundings. From acute senses to astounding camouflage to amazing agility, they seem to make the best of any environment they find themselves in. In fact, we are often

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The Adventures of a Photo

The Adventures of a Photo

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 7, 2011 3

Images of natural landscapes have spoken to our souls since the time we started painting them on cave walls. And every few months, it seems, another new report touts the healing benefits of the

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The Power of Place Names

The Power of Place Names

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2010 6

William Least Heat-Moon, author of such American travel books as Blue Highways (1982), River Horse: A Voyage Across America (1999), and Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey (2008), is one of my favorite writers.

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