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Fracking: The Road to Energy Independence or Environmental Hazard?

Fracking: The Road to Energy Independence or Environmental Hazard?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 9, 2013 10

Although many environmental issues stir up strong emotions pro and con, currently none may be more contentious than fracking, slang for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Fracking is the process of injecting pressurized chemical solutions into

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Saving the Paper of Priceless Places

Saving the Paper of Priceless Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 1, 2011 5

Saving paper is probably one of your highest tenets, as someone who considers himself or herself a “conservationist,” as most Natural Habitat Adventures travelers are. You avoid unnecessarily wasting our precious natural resources. You

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Where to View Endangered Species in North America

Where to View Endangered Species in North America

Wendy Redal May 24, 2011 1

When my family went to Churchill, Manitoba to see polar bears, one of the more poignant dimensions of our trip was the awareness that these amazing animals are in danger. As the global climate

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Blaming Animals for Our Bad Behavior

Blaming Animals for Our Bad Behavior

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 8, 2011 12

There are many Native American stories regarding the stunning red, orange and white hoodoos in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. The Paiute Indians call the park Unka-timpe-wa-wince-pockich—which means “red rocks standing like men in

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Put a National Park Atop Your Travel List

Put a National Park Atop Your Travel List

Wendy Redal April 14, 2010 1

Filmmaker Ken Burns calls our national parks “America’s Best Idea.” I enthusiastically agree. To preserve our country’s most spectacular landscapes for all Americans, to protect distinctive places to enjoy and treasure for generations to

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The Power of Place Names

The Power of Place Names

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2010 6

William Least Heat-Moon, author of such American travel books as Blue Highways (1982), River Horse: A Voyage Across America (1999), and Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey (2008), is one of my favorite writers.

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