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Wilderness Survival School for Orangutans

Wilderness Survival School for Orangutans

Lisa Poppleton July 31, 2012 0

A baby orangutan normally spends up to eight years in the full-time care of its mother.  She transmits to her young the skills vital to survival during the normal 40-year lifespan of an orangutan

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Are Paper Maps Obsolete?

Are Paper Maps Obsolete?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 31, 2012 93

Interstate rest stops are some of my favorite places when it comes to getting ideas for new adventures. Inside their doors are racks filled with printed brochures and colorful maps that promise excitement just

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Top Cat of the Rainforest

Top Cat of the Rainforest

Lisa Poppleton July 26, 2012 0

Over the past few weeks, I have blogged about two of the big cats of Asia: the Amur Leopard and the Snow Leopard.   The Western Hemisphere has its share of spotted cats, as well. 

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“Extreme Melt” Observed on Greenland Ice Sheet

“Extreme Melt” Observed on Greenland Ice Sheet

Wendy Redal July 25, 2012 0

Nearly all of Greenland's vast ice sheet experienced surface melting earlier this month, as NASA data show rapid acceleration and scope of diminishing ice

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My Knucklehead Sons and Their Computers | Ben’s Musings

My Knucklehead Sons and Their Computers | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler July 24, 2012 4

Even the head of the world's premiere nature travel company struggles to get his kids -- and himself -- off the screen and into the woods.

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Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 24, 2012 7

Hear the phrase “global warming,” and you immediately picture your hometown with a hotter climate. You imagine a line of more southerly plants marching northward to where you live. In turn, as they advance,

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When Conservation Helps Communities, Wildlife Prospers: Lessons from Namibia

When Conservation Helps Communities, Wildlife Prospers: Lessons from Namibia

guest July 23, 2012 0

by Ted Martens Namibia is in the midst of a conservation revolution, trading generations of wildlife conflict, poaching and detrimental land-use practices for unparalleled levels of wildlife conservation and sustainable development.  The phrase, “We

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Americans Concur: National Parks Beat Theme Parks for a Family Vacation!

Americans Concur: National Parks Beat Theme Parks for a Family Vacation!

Wendy Redal July 19, 2012 0

Move over, Disney World: From liberal Democrats to Tea Party Republicans, Americans are united when it comes to valuing nature and our national parks, a new survey reveals. I remember vividly my son’s reply

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