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Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Has Nature Disappeared from Children’s Books?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2012 30

I used to think that some of the world’s best nature and travel books could be found in the children’s section of my local bookstore. On those dedicated shelves were tales of exotic islands

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Could Save-the-Environment Messages Use a Little Selfishness?

Could Save-the-Environment Messages Use a Little Selfishness?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 8, 2012 9

As someone who loves wild, natural places, you’ve heard plenty of dire environmental alerts and communications. There are more tigers in people’s backyards than there are tigers in the wild. Rhinos are being poached

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All-White Orca Spotted off Russia’s East Coast

All-White Orca Spotted off Russia’s East Coast

Wendy Redal April 24, 2012 0

Dubbed “Iceberg” by researchers, an unusual full-grown all-white male orca has been sighted by scientists in the Commander Islands off Kamchatka in the Russian Far East. The orca’s 6.5-foot-high dorsal fin stood out among

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New Outdoor Apps — Bring Them with You Outdoors

New Outdoor Apps — Bring Them with You Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2011 9

It’s less than a week before Christmas, and I’ll bet by now you’re beginning to feel “gadgeted out,” tired of being bombarded with all of the e-mail, internet, and TV ads for nifty electronics,

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A New Perspective on Earth

A New Perspective on Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 24, 2011 8

When we read about a rhinoceros species that just went extinct in Vietnam, or the plight of polar bears and how we could lose them in forty years, or the countless other news items

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Rhino Relocation

Rhino Relocation

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 17, 2011 14

The last few weeks haven’t been good for rhinos. At the end of October 2011, the World Wildlife Fund declared the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) extinct in Vietnam. Then, within the span of

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