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The Trees Are Talking

The Trees Are Talking

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2011 9

If you’ve ever walked in a forest or a grove on a breezy or windy day, you’ve probably experienced that bit of an unsettling feeling that says to you that the trees are “talking”

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2011: The International Year of Forests

2011: The International Year of Forests

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2011 3

Guardians of our climate and protectors of our health, trees first appeared on Earth more 380 million years ago. Our planet’s forests store more carbon than is contained in the Earth’s entire atmosphere, and

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What Makes a Species “Native”?

What Makes a Species “Native”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 6, 2011 4

Denali National Park and Preserve, established in 1917 as Mount McKinley National Park, is known the world over for its stunning scenery, wild and remote frontier regions, and Denali—at 20,320 feet, the highest point

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Bacon—the Maple Kind

Bacon—the Maple Kind

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 1, 2011 1

It’s a given that most of us can’t resist dogs. As the first animal domesticated by humans—sometime around the end of the Ice Age—our bond to Canis familiaris just seems a little tighter than

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The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2011 30

In just a few short decades, something that was a big part of our culture will probably go extinct: the ability to write and read cursive. Indiana is just one of the most recent

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Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2011 8

“These darn trees are getting in the way of my view of nature,” joked one of my guides on a trip to British Columbia a few years back. We had stopped during a hike

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