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Audio Tale: Wolf Encounter in Glacier Bay National Park

Audio Tale: Wolf Encounter in Glacier Bay National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2018 1

One summer morning, while camping on an island far off the beaten path in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, naturalist Richard Nelson and a friend set off in kayaks and paddled toward the

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An Unbearable Mine

An Unbearable Mine

WWF September 26, 2018 0

Gold  and  copper  may  hold  lucrative  prospects for some investors,  but  mining doesn’t  pay  out  for  Alaska’s  Bristol  Bay.  The  proposed  open  pit  Pebble  Mine near  Katmai  National  Park  would  rob  salmon,  bears  and 

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The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2018 0

If I asked you to name your favorite National Park Service (NPS) places, you’d probably immediately mention parks such as Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park and

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Two of a Kind

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Two of a Kind

Kendal Bower September 21, 2018 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a pair of zebras in the Samburu National Reserve. Photographer Susan Burroughs

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Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 18, 2018 2

More than 1,500 “national” days have been declared, according to the National Day Calendar. For example, January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. March 4 is Marching Music Day. The first Saturday in May

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Grizzly Bear Pals

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Grizzly Bear Pals

Kendal Bower September 14, 2018 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected a couple a bear cubs in Yellowstone National Park. Photographer Scott Kalter

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Video: A Chinese Village Goes “Green” When Plants Take Over

Video: A Chinese Village Goes “Green” When Plants Take Over

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 13, 2018 0

There’s a village just 40 miles southeast of Shanghai, China, that might be the greenest in the world. No, it’s not because of its CO2-sequestering buildings, recycling programs or eco-friendly neighborhoods. It’s because it’s

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Balancing with the Bears of Katmai

Balancing with the Bears of Katmai

WWF September 12, 2018 0

Three commercial flights, a float plane, a two-hundred-ton marine vessel, and a raft; followed by a trek through swamps, rocky shorelines, and dense brush. This was my journey to the isolated wilderness of Alaska’s

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