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Study Shows That Mountain Lions Fear the Sound of Human Voices

Study Shows That Mountain Lions Fear the Sound of Human Voices

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 19, 2017 0

The largest wild cat in North America, the mountain lion—also known as a catamount, cougar, panther and puma—has powerful limbs and can leap as high as 15 feet and as far as 40 feet.

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Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2015 5

Say the words “American West,” and right away you mentally imagine vast, open plains, deep canyons and starting over. What is it about going West that has always meant hope in the American psyche,

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It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 22, 2014 22

It’s been 44 years since Wisconsin’s—as this Wisconsinite is proud to say—Senator Gaylord Nelson inspired the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Modeled on the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, the original Earth

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National Park Week: Will a New National Park Destroy a Local Way of Life?

National Park Week: Will a New National Park Destroy a Local Way of Life?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 8, 2014 45

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation sponsor National Park Week, this year designated as April 19–27. To kick off the celebration, Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, are

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Are Off-the-Grid Getaways Becoming Obsolete?

Are Off-the-Grid Getaways Becoming Obsolete?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 11, 2013 21

I’d like to tell you that I just returned from a totally off-the-grid vacation. Somehow, I feel more adventurous when I say that to you. I’d like to tell you that, but it wouldn’t

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Starry Nights in Danger at Bryce Canyon National Park

Starry Nights in Danger at Bryce Canyon National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 29, 2012 13

America’s national parks give us the rare opportunity to see a star-filled night sky, a window on nature that most of us who live anywhere near a town or developed area have probably never truly

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