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Natural Areas of the Future May Be Cities

Natural Areas of the Future May Be Cities

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 29, 2011 12

A baby born in India was recently selected to represent the seven billionth person added to the world. It’s clear that Homo sapiens sapiens, at least for now, aren’t in any eminent danger of

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A Masai Thanksgiving | Ben’s Musings

A Masai Thanksgiving | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler November 26, 2011 1

Dear Friend, I just finished Thanksgiving dinner with my family – a free-range turkey supplemented with two types of potatoes, three squashes and several carefully-prepared bean and vegetable items I’d never seen or heard

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Video: A New Perspective on Earth

Video: A New Perspective on Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 24, 2011 8

When we read about a rhinoceros species that just went extinct in Vietnam, or the plight of polar bears and how we could lose them in 40 years, or the countless other news items

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A Nature Lover Gives Thanks

A Nature Lover Gives Thanks

Wendy Redal November 22, 2011 0

As we prepare for Thanksgiving this week, taking time to reflect on all we are grateful for, I find that many of the greatest gifts in my life come from the natural world. In

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Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2011 19

Part of the pleasure of visiting new places is learning about local customs and tasting homegrown foods. Who hasn’t at least wanted to try haggis in Scotland, say, or “cod cheeks” in Newfoundland? It’s

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Video: Rhino Relocation

Video: Rhino Relocation

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 17, 2011 14

The last few weeks haven’t been good for rhinos. At the end of October 2011, the World Wildlife Fund declared the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) extinct in Vietnam. Then, within the span of

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Should Tourist Numbers Be Limited to Protect Pristine Places?

Should Tourist Numbers Be Limited to Protect Pristine Places?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 15, 2011 48

In 1572, a group of Spanish sailors that was fleeing South America was pushed by the South Equatorial Current into the Galapagos Islands. Having no navigational charts with them, the sailors referred to these

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Ever Seen a Murmuration?

Ever Seen a Murmuration?

Wendy Redal November 9, 2011 4

If you’ve been on Facebook at all in the past two weeks, chances are you’ve seen one of the most remarkable nature phenomena ever to go viral on video. It’s a two-minute short by

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