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Video: Dancing the River Back in Australia

Video: Dancing the River Back in Australia

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2012 7

Our landscapes have a practical element that can’t be denied. They respond to and reflect back the physical forces of nature—drought, storms and temperatures certainly all have their impact on the health of the

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Hearing Rachel Carson on the 50th Anniversary of “Silent Spring”

Hearing Rachel Carson on the 50th Anniversary of “Silent Spring”

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2012 6

September 27 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, a book written by marine biologist Rachel Carson. In her famous tome, Carson warned about the harmful side effects entering the

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Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 24, 2012 7

Hear the phrase “global warming,” and you immediately picture your hometown with a hotter climate. You imagine a line of more southerly plants marching northward to where you live. In turn, as they advance,

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Dirty Adventure Travel

Dirty Adventure Travel

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 17, 2012 6

Antibacterial soaps, alcohol wipes and bleach in our everyday cleaning products have made us focused on eliminating all the germs that we possibly can from our lives. And when it comes to our children,

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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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Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought — and They Come from Ireland

Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought — and They Come from Ireland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2012 18

Scientists — and those of us who are polar bear enthusiasts — have long thought that polar bears started off as brown bears about 150,000 years ago, adapting to their cold environment by developing

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