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Natural Areas of the Future May Be Cities

Natural Areas of the Future May Be Cities

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 29, 2011 12

A baby born in India was recently selected to represent the seven billionth person added to the world. It’s clear that Homo sapiens sapiens, at least for now, aren’t in any eminent danger of

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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 40 years, or the countless other news items

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Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2011 19

Part of the pleasure of visiting new places is learning about local customs and tasting homegrown foods. Who hasn’t at least wanted to try haggis in Scotland, say, or “cod cheeks” in Newfoundland? It’s

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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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Should Tourist Numbers Be Limited to Protect Pristine Places?

Should Tourist Numbers Be Limited to Protect Pristine Places?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 15, 2011 46

In 1572, a group of Spanish sailors that was fleeing South America was pushed by the South Equatorial Current into the Galapagos Islands. Having no navigational charts with them, the sailors referred to these

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Finding the Real Sea Monsters

Finding the Real Sea Monsters

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 8, 2011 1

Sea monsters are the stuff of thrilling fiction. From Jules Verne’s 1870 book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to James Cameron’s 1989 movie The Abyss, tales of what creatures lurk in our oceans

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