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Grand Teton National Park Photo-Essay: from Marmots to Moose and Pikas to Pronghorn

Grand Teton National Park Photo-Essay: from Marmots to Moose and Pikas to Pronghorn

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 15, 2019 0

While there are higher mountains in North America, perhaps none are more dramatic than those in the Teton Range. Grand Teton Mountain rises almost 7,000 feet straight up from the Jackson Hole Valley, with no

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What You Need to Know about Carbon Offsets

What You Need to Know about Carbon Offsets

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 8, 2019 0

When Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg made a recent visit to the U.S., she chose to sail here by an emission-free racing yacht instead of to fly. She did what she felt was

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Norway Island Proposes Going Time-Free

Norway Island Proposes Going Time-Free

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 1, 2019 0

There are places in the world and experiences in life that make you forget about time. For me, one of those spots is in Yellowstone National Park, and many of those episodes happen when

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New Zealand Grants Mountains, Parks and Rivers Personhood

New Zealand Grants Mountains, Parks and Rivers Personhood

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 24, 2019 0

When it comes to the world’s waters, I’m more of a river person than a lake person. Rivers always seem to me to be on an urgent mission; they go places. They “run” downstream,

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National Parks Are Warming Faster Than the Rest of the U.S.

National Parks Are Warming Faster Than the Rest of the U.S.

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 17, 2019 0

National parks are some of our favorite wild places, set aside for all of us to enjoy and for wildlife to find some yet remaining, far-too-scarce natural habitats. Here, in these lands, we can

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The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 10, 2019 0

Why zebras have stripes has been a matter for scientific debate for decades. A lot of theories have been put forth, such as they’ve evolved for camouflage, to confuse the vision of biting flies,

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The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 3, 2019 0

We still have three weeks until the end of a long and brutally hot summer. At times, it seems the only respite we can get outside during our picnics, state fair visits, outdoor music

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Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2019 0

More than eight million tons of plastic debris end up in our oceans every year. Present in nearly every oceanic layer, plastic garbage today accounts for nearly 80 percent of all waste found in our

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