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The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 15, 2019 1

It’s mid-January, the time some people call the “doldrums,” a period of feeling low energy and a lack of motivation after the Christmas and New Year season of celebration and parties. It can be

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“The Lorax”: Prophetic Warning or Poor Forest Management?

“The Lorax”: Prophetic Warning or Poor Forest Management?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 31, 2018 8

“Way back in the days when the grass was still green and the pond was still wet and the clouds were still clean … .” So starts the tale the “Once-ler” tells in the

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Dear Forests: Wish You Were Here—and That You’d Remain

Dear Forests: Wish You Were Here—and That You’d Remain

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 24, 2017 1

This summer, the world lost a Nebraska-size chunk of forests. Logging, expanding palm oil plantations and wildfires are to blame. This continuing deforestation trend could have devastating implications for the climate. Simply put, forests

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Needing Trees: Giant Sequoia National Monument and a Forested City

Needing Trees: Giant Sequoia National Monument and a Forested City

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 4, 2017 3

Today is the Fourth of July, the day we celebrate the founding of the United States and all the things that make our nation unique. More than 150 years ago, for example, the U.S.

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Video: Rediscovering Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”

Video: Rediscovering Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 8, 2017 1

While cleaning one of my bookshelves yesterday, I found a copy of the children’s classic The Giving Tree. It’s hard to believe it’s been 53 years since author Shel Silverstein penned this now-famous work.

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Video: Endangered Honduras Frogs Get a New Health Clinic

Video: Endangered Honduras Frogs Get a New Health Clinic

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 16, 2017 1

Across the globe in the past few decades, an invasive chytrid fungus has been devastating amphibian populations. While scientists aren’t sure how the frog-killing form of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis swept the planet, many suspect it traveled

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