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Video: Walrus Beach

Video: Walrus Beach

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 31, 2011 0

With Arctic sea ice at the third lowest level in recorded history, it’s not only polar bears that are facing climate change challenges. Tens of thousands of walrus are coming ashore in northwest Alaska,

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Tiger Numbers on the Upswing in India

Tiger Numbers on the Upswing in India

Wendy Redal March 29, 2011 1

Fantastic news out of India: Home to half the world’s wild tigers, India has announced that its tiger population has increased to 1,706 from 1,411 since the last tiger census in 2007. The announcement was

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Saving Places Never Seen

Saving Places Never Seen

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 29, 2011 2

I still vividly recall the dream, even though I couldn’t have been more than six or seven years old when I had it. I was flying, low—without a plane, mind you—over Alaska. I soared

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The upside (??) of global warming for Arctic explorers

The upside (??) of global warming for Arctic explorers

Wendy Redal March 24, 2011 0

While the consequences of global warming are posing problems for the health and future of the planet's ecosystems, melting ice has had the effect of opening up new parts of the Arctic for adventure

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Create a Natural Habitat for Migratory Birds

Create a Natural Habitat for Migratory Birds

Wendy Redal March 24, 2011 0

One of the many joys of spring that I look forward to is the return of migratory birds to our yard. When we lived at nearly 8,000 feet in the mountain foothills outside Boulder,

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The Problem with Being Popular

The Problem with Being Popular

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 22, 2011 4

Like all traipsers through woods and walkers of rivers, I have a few, favorite “secret places.” I could go on and on about their beauty, about what makes them so different from any other

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Video: When a Leopard Seal Serves You Lunch

Video: When a Leopard Seal Serves You Lunch

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 17, 2011 3

When National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen jumped in the waters off Antarctica to photograph a leopard seal, he never expected her to play the perfect host—and offer him a snack. The huge seal began

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Japan’s Snow Monkeys Unscathed by Earthquake

Japan’s Snow Monkeys Unscathed by Earthquake

Wendy Redal March 15, 2011 8

Japan is heavy on all our minds in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that has devastated the country’s northeast region. While I worry with the rest of the world about the

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