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Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 5, 2018 3

[NOTE: Nat Hab is thrilled to announce that Candice has won the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) Excellence in Craft award for this post in the blog category of  “outdoor fun and adventure.” This is

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Dog “Detectives” Sniff Out Water Pollution

Dog “Detectives” Sniff Out Water Pollution

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 22, 2018 3

For thousands of years, dogs have been our best friends, our sources of comfort and happiness, and even our aids in helping to save threatened species. But now, they’re finding new employment opportunities in

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Videos: The “Bark Rangers” of Our National Parks

Videos: The “Bark Rangers” of Our National Parks

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 30, 2017 2

Encounters between people and wildlife in our national parks can sometimes go wrong. That’s why the National Park Service is enlisting some very special rangers. Gracie is just one of this new “breed” of park

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De-stressing Dogs and Pettable Pigs: Making Holiday Travel Happy

De-stressing Dogs and Pettable Pigs: Making Holiday Travel Happy

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2016 1

While dogs have been working at airports around the country for some time as narcotics officers and runway-geese police, some animals are now finding gainful employment in terminals in, well, more “fluffy” roles. But

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Video: Piper, the Airport Runway Dog

Video: Piper, the Airport Runway Dog

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 26, 2016 1

For travelers, wildlife strikes to airplanes are no laughing matter. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the number of wildlife strikes to civil aircraft annually has increased 7.4-fold: from 1,851 in 1990 to

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Video: Conservation Canines in Action

Video: Conservation Canines in Action

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 4, 2016 7

Last week, you read about shelter dogs that are finding employment—and a new lease on life—as conservation officers in the University of Washington’s Conservation Canines (CK9) program. In the video below, you’ll see some

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