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Lenin’s Kittiwake | Olaf’s Corner

Lenin’s Kittiwake | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 5, 2018 0

A black-footed kittiwake swooped in from the Arctic Ocean and landed on the bald head of Lenin, the Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. Not in political defiance, but because the top of

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The Heroic Age of Exploration and Our Not-So-Gutsy Times

The Heroic Age of Exploration and Our Not-So-Gutsy Times

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 16, 2018 0

Big dreams of adventure were not uncommon in the late 1800s and early 1900s, a time known as the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. But one adventurer may have taken such aspirations to the

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Global Seed Vault Fails: “Permanently Frozen” Isn’t Anymore

Global Seed Vault Fails: “Permanently Frozen” Isn’t Anymore

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 30, 2017 4

Anything in deep freeze was supposed to be safe—for forever. Such as our toxic wastes. Such as the crop seeds we’ll need in case of a global catastrophe and food shortage. But we can’t

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Q-and-A: Going to Polar Extremes

Q-and-A: Going to Polar Extremes

WWF November 26, 2014 0

When WWF Partner in Conservation Elizabeth Bullitt retired, she decided she was going to see the world’s wild places. Her first trip was a journey to Botswana in Africa. She’s since taken two more

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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest Amazes

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest Amazes

Chris Miller October 27, 2014 0

National Geographic Magazine annual photo contest is under way again! Photographers can submit their stunning shots up until the October 31st deadline. Here are a few of our favorite wildlife photo submissions so far

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A Q-and-A on Climate Change in the Arctic with WWF’s Bryn Baker

A Q-and-A on Climate Change in the Arctic with WWF’s Bryn Baker

Elissa Poma January 29, 2014 1

The Arctic is often thought of as a remote and distant land – far-enough away that it seems improbable that changes there are having an effect on most of us. But what is happening

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