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The Longevity Code: Galapagos Giant Tortoises and Mountain Marmots

The Longevity Code: Galapagos Giant Tortoises and Mountain Marmots

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 17, 2022 0

While you probably haven’t celebrated it for the past 20 years, World Turtle Day is coming up on May 23. This annual event was created by the American Tortoise Rescue in 2002 to call

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Finding Your Voice—and Those of Other Animals

Finding Your Voice—and Those of Other Animals

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 10, 2022 0

“Finding your voice.” We hear that phrase a lot, lately. It means that you know who you are at your core, and you express it. Voices are extremely important for humans. They are the media

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Do Snakes or Spiders Give You Shivers? Time in Nature May Help.

Do Snakes or Spiders Give You Shivers? Time in Nature May Help.

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 3, 2022 0

Ophidiophobia (fear of snakes) and arachnophobia (fear of arachnids, especially spiders) rank among the most common of human anxieties. In fact, more than a third of adults and children recoil in terror when they see a

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Will Machu Picchu Get a New “Old” Name?

Will Machu Picchu Get a New “Old” Name?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2022 0

A wonder of pre-Columbian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Peru’s breathtaking Machu Picchu draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Built on a mountaintop in the Andes and believed to have

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Earth Day 2022: A Golden Bear and Hundreds of Mammals Waiting to Be Discovered

Earth Day 2022: A Golden Bear and Hundreds of Mammals Waiting to Be Discovered

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 19, 2022 0

Invest in Our Planet. That’s the theme for Earth Day 2022, according to EARTHDAY.ORG. It advocates for “creating a 21st century economy that brings back the healing and health of our planet, protects all

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Can Your Children Inherit Your Healthy Love of Nature? Yup.

Can Your Children Inherit Your Healthy Love of Nature? Yup.

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 12, 2022 0

My mother grew up in a rural area in Wisconsin. On our walks when I was young—whether it was near her childhood home or where we then lived in the city—she would tell me

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Found: Fishing Jaguars in Brazil’s Phenomenal Pantanal

Found: Fishing Jaguars in Brazil’s Phenomenal Pantanal

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 5, 2022 0

At more than 81,000 square miles—greater than 10 times the size of Florida’s Everglades—the Pantanal, located mostly in Brazil, is the largest tropical wetland and one of the most pristine in the world. This seasonally flooded plain is

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Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity and Conservation Are Connected

Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity and Conservation Are Connected

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 29, 2022 0

Preserving the biodiversity we have left is not only of extreme importance for the species we are rapidly losing, but for our own health and well-being. It has long been a goal of nature

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