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One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2015 17

Almost a year ago, in July 2014, Washington state experienced the worst string of wildfires ever in its history. The first fire began on July 8 near the Entiat River. Then, on July 14,

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Video: Water’s Staying Power

Video: Water’s Staying Power

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 14, 2015 9

Water has been in the news this week: especially regarding how we’ll deal with insufficient quantities of it where we need it most—water is heavy and costly to transport—in a world that continues to

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Moving Water: Solution for Climate-Change-Caused Droughts?

Moving Water: Solution for Climate-Change-Caused Droughts?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 12, 2015 21

It’s been raining for the better part of two weeks where I live in Wisconsin. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the grass so decked out in neon green. It’s a sharp contrast to

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Photo Journal: Art on Alcatraz, a National Park Unit

Photo Journal: Art on Alcatraz, a National Park Unit

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2015 7

National Park Week in April always inspires stories and reflections on our favorite national parks, especially the well-known ones, such Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park. But the 407 National

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Virtual Tours and Digital Maps: Travel Wave of the Future?

Virtual Tours and Digital Maps: Travel Wave of the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 13, 2015 7

From taking a virtual tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to downloading high-definition maps of national parks to checking out our own houses on Google Street View, almost all of us

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Bison and Wolves: Is Culling Once-Threatened Species Justified?

Bison and Wolves: Is Culling Once-Threatened Species Justified?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 30, 2014 15

As many as 900 Yellowstone National Park American bison may be exterminated in winter 2014-2015. It’s estimated that our nation’s last, pure herd of free-ranging bison that have managed to continuously live on their

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Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 12, 2014 5

Smokey Bear turned 70 years old this past Saturday, August 9, 2014. I feel a special kinship with the old bruin and forest-fire-prevention representative for two reasons: 1) he has a unique tie to

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Are We Now Losing Our Most Iconic Buildings Due to Climate Change?

Are We Now Losing Our Most Iconic Buildings Due to Climate Change?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 8, 2014 6

“Extinction tourism” is a familiar term when it comes to wildlife and natural habitats: it’s described as a desire to see the animals and landscapes that are just managing to hang on before they’re

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