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New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

Lisa Poppleton May 22, 2012 0

In Maori, Rakiura means “Land of Glowing Skies.”  Brilliant sunrises and sunsets demarcate the tranquil days on Rakiura – also known as Stewart – Island, while its location at 47˚ south latitude favorably positions it for

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More Penguins—and People—in Antarctica than Previously Thought

More Penguins—and People—in Antarctica than Previously Thought

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 24, 2012 5

There are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought, stated the National Science Foundation in mid April. That’s certainly good news, as concerns about the effects of global warming on penguin

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Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 10, 2011 4

If you dread overseas flights because you always land intolerably tired and exceedingly hungry, I have some facts that might help you put such ordeals into perspective. It was recently discovered that a female

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What’s Your Canoe?

What’s Your Canoe?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2010 5

Upon meeting someone new, we usually try to find out two salient facts about the person within the first 30 seconds of being introduced: his or her name and what he or she does

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Reading the Empty and Open Places

Reading the Empty and Open Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2010 4

The long waits now common at airports do have one advantage: they give us a chance to catch up on our reading while getting to and coming back from our travel destinations. Anticipating such

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Biodiversity, By Design

Biodiversity, By Design

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 30, 2010 19

We humans have drained half the world’s wetlands and fully exploited or overexploited 75 percent of its fishing grounds. There are other sobering statistics our behavior has caused: every day, 130 species of plants

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