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Video: How Whales Help Sequester CO2

Video: How Whales Help Sequester CO2

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 30, 2015 18

We know that the world’s forests—boreal, temperate and tropical—play a large role in sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2)—as long as drought, harvesting, insect damage and wildfires don’t overpower them. But we may have another “champion”

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Will Conservation “Good Lists” Inspire Environmental Action?

Will Conservation “Good Lists” Inspire Environmental Action?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2015 19

Most of us who care about the environment, wildlife and our most precious places are familiar with depressing lists, such as the federal Endangered Species List, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Think you’re not a birder? A trip to Costa Rica may change your mind!

Think you’re not a birder? A trip to Costa Rica may change your mind!

Natural Habitat Adventures April 27, 2015 0

This travel tale is brought to you by Sarah Knight, Pre-Trip Services Manager at Natural Habitat Adventures. For people who don’t think they are into birding, a visit to a destination like Costa Rica

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Five Travel Tips for Your Inner Weather Wuss

Five Travel Tips for Your Inner Weather Wuss

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 23, 2015 8

It’s April 23, 2015, and it’s lightly snowing here in the Midwest. That’s a bit unusual in late April, even for Wisconsin. Walking outside this morning, I watched big, styrofoam-like snowflakes land on the

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#HugATree for Earth Day

#HugATree for Earth Day

Tania Curry April 22, 2015 0

Happy Earth Day! Around the world, people are mobilizing their voice to show support for climate action. World Wildlife Fund has taken to the streets of social media to harness the power of networks to highlight

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Earth Day 2015: the Good, the Bad and the Silenced

Earth Day 2015: the Good, the Bad and the Silenced

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 21, 2015 9

Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day 2015, the 45th celebration of what started out as a true grassroots movement—the environmental likes of which we haven’t seen since. Last year, on Earth Day 2014, I

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Finding Magic in the Great Bear Rainforest – A Photo Journal

Finding Magic in the Great Bear Rainforest – A Photo Journal

Megan Koelemay April 20, 2015 0

I’ve always thought of Dr. Seuss books as magical, transporting me to the most creative landscapes I’d ever known as a child. Winding shapes, curious plants, fantastical fauna… So when I stumbled upon a

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Colorado River in Grand Canyon Tops 2015 List of ‘Most Endangered Rivers’

Colorado River in Grand Canyon Tops 2015 List of ‘Most Endangered Rivers’

Wendy Redal April 18, 2015 0

Few landscapes on Earth are as stirring as the Grand Canyon, the most iconic emblem of the American Southwest. Major John Wesley Powell, who headed the first Colorado River expedition by white men through the

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