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Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 2, 2019 0

I count glaciers among my favorite things. They come in beautiful shades of blue, they’re cold and they’re ephemeral. But how can I describe something as old and massive as a glacier as short-lived

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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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Wilderness: Lost and Found

Wilderness: Lost and Found

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2019 5

Today, little more than 20 percent of the world can still be considered “wilderness.” That’s not a lot, especially when you weigh the benefits that those few designated areas provide. In the last two

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Love Is in the Air

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Love Is in the Air

Kendal Bower January 18, 2019 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 out of Kenya. Photographer Yochi Levanon was on safari in

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A Sneeze is Worth a Thousand Words

A Sneeze is Worth a Thousand Words

WWF December 26, 2018 0

An African safari has always made me imagine iconic species such as elephants, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, zebra, giraffe… beautiful animals that represent the incredibly diversity of life on Earth, and their fragility. Yet in

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Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

Natural Habitat Adventures December 24, 2018 0

Madagascar is the most unique place I’ve ever been. Geographically, biologically, culturally—it is so isolated and truly seems to operate in a vacuum. This African island was once blanketed almost entirely by forest and

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Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 18, 2018 0

If you were asked to name active volcano sites around the world, you’d probably include places such as Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park and Iceland, the country often labeled “the land of fire and ice.”

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