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Development Threatens Nearly Half of All Natural World Heritage Sites

Development Threatens Nearly Half of All Natural World Heritage Sites

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 18, 2017 2

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. The Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. These are just three of the 238 natural and mixed (cultural and natural) sites designated as World

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Peril to Our Public Lands: Privatization

Peril to Our Public Lands: Privatization

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2016 3

This week, on Thursday, August 25, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial. This year has been filled with campaigns and events to commemorate our shared and cherished public lands. But underneath all

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Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Mining vs. Monument: Which Will We Choose for the Grand Canyon?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 9, 2016 3

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the planet’s Seven Natural Wonders. More than a mile deep, the canyon runs for 277 river miles, which are protected as Grand Canyon National Park. If

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Nature Travel: The Health Benefits of Awe and Anticipation

Nature Travel: The Health Benefits of Awe and Anticipation

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 7, 2015 21

The first time you see a lion on the great plains of Africa, it fills you with wonder. While watching a grizzly bear catch salmon at Brooks Falls in Alaska, you can’t help but

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Photo Journal: Art on Alcatraz, a National Park Unit

Photo Journal: Art on Alcatraz, a National Park Unit

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2015 7

National Park Week in April always inspires stories and reflections on our favorite national parks, especially the well-known ones, such Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park. But the 407 National

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Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2015 5

Say the words “American West,” and right away you mentally imagine vast, open plains, deep canyons and starting over. What is it about going West that has always meant hope in the American psyche,

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