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Rock Balancer

Rock Balancer

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 7, 2013 7

Talk about the delicate balance of nature! Sculptor Michael Grab creates his works of art by finding that perfect point of equilibrium between two rocks. Hyperaware of the smallest nooks and indentations on a

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Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 3, 2012 36

Nature surrounds us with an amazing variety of animals, insects, birds, plants and topographic features. To refer to and distinguish the entities in this bounty, we assign them names—often two: one for common use

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Lonesome George, I Will Miss You

Lonesome George, I Will Miss You

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 26, 2012 35

Lonesome George died this past Sunday morning. His caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the giant tortoise’s remains stretched out in his corral, facing his watering hole, at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in Puerto

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Ten Things the Galapagos Islands Taught Me

Ten Things the Galapagos Islands Taught Me

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 12, 2012 17

If you’re a parent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent or friend, you probably know someone who was part of Graduation 2012. And at this time of year, young, degree-holding students are being bombarded with

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Videos: Elk in Estes Park

Videos: Elk in Estes Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 7, 2012 9

Ah, summer. Time for weekend drives and family vacations. Tourist towns all over the country are gearing up for an influx of visitors. But for one city in Colorado, it’s the elk that will

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Happy Mother’s Day 2012, to Cheetahs, Gemsboks and You

Happy Mother’s Day 2012, to Cheetahs, Gemsboks and You

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2012 3

All animal mothers seem to share one common trait: a fierce desire to protect their young. In fact, sometimes that desire becomes a little too overbearing, and moms begin to cross the line into

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