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Video: Helping Reindeer Cross a Treacherous Strait

Video: Helping Reindeer Cross a Treacherous Strait

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2013 34

Sometimes, even Santa’s strongest and swiftest assistants need a little help. Reindeer in the Arctic lead a tough existence, depending on a delicate balance of climate, food supplies and predator/prey relationships to maintain their

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Decoding Polar Bear Behavior

Decoding Polar Bear Behavior

WWF November 1, 2013 0

By Dean J. Tatooles, WWF Guest Blogger Polar bears are our planet’s largest land predators. Between 20,000 and 25,000 of these amazing animals roam the arctic today in the U.S. (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Denmark

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Arctic Adventuring In the Footsteps of Fritjof Nansen | Olaf’s Corner

Arctic Adventuring In the Footsteps of Fritjof Nansen | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver November 16, 2012 1

Last August, Olaf Malver led the first-ever exploratory commercial kayaking expedition into the Skjoldungen Fjords of southeast Greenland, in pursuit of legendary Arctic explorer Fritjof Nansen’s route 125 years earlier. Here is his first-hand

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Are Paper Maps Obsolete?

Are Paper Maps Obsolete?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 31, 2012 93

Interstate rest stops are some of my favorite places when it comes to getting ideas for new adventures. Inside their doors are racks filled with printed brochures and colorful maps that promise excitement just

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Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 24, 2012 7

Hear the phrase “global warming,” and you immediately picture your hometown with a hotter climate. You imagine a line of more southerly plants marching northward to where you live. In turn, as they advance,

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Dirty Adventure Travel

Dirty Adventure Travel

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 17, 2012 6

Antibacterial soaps, alcohol wipes and bleach in our everyday cleaning products have made us focused on eliminating all the germs that we possibly can from our lives. And when it comes to our children,

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World Tour of the Arctic Tern

World Tour of the Arctic Tern

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 19, 2012 10

When you hear about the great journeys undertaken by some of nature’s smallest creatures, you can’t help but feel inspired to step into adventures of your own that may be outside your comfort zone.

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Sea Ice: Losing in the Arctic, but Gaining in the Antarctic

Sea Ice: Losing in the Arctic, but Gaining in the Antarctic

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 8, 2012 7

Cute, adorable animals are often used to garner support for environmental causes in places that are remote. After all, it’s hard to have concern for an area that is at the opposite end of

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