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Canada is Opening (and the Polar Bears are Waiting)

Canada is Opening (and the Polar Bears are Waiting)

Emily Goodheart July 23, 2021 0

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news that so many of us have eagerly waited for—Canada will open its borders to vaccinated Americans on August 9th. We join in celebration with the community

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People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

People and Wildlife Need Each Other for Good Health

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 6, 2021 0

Here, looking out from the Anthropocene, we tend to regard nature as something other than ourselves. Wild places and wildlife, it seems, are commodities to be preserved and boxed off in national parks or

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Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 4, 2021 0

Unlike Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 every year, Arbor Day is a bit of a moving target. While National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April, many states observe

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Video: Peace and Preservation in Glacier National Park

Video: Peace and Preservation in Glacier National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 13, 2021 0

The story of Glacier National Park begins in a desire for preservation and ends in a display of peace. From the evidence that scientists have been able to gather so far, it’s believed that

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Natural Environment—and the People Who Depend on It

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Natural Environment—and the People Who Depend on It

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 23, 2021 0

Even if you don’t know much about the science regarding COVID-19, you probably can’t escape the fact that the disease has caused major changes in your everyday life and livelihood. You’re not alone: all

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Paying for Protecting Wildernesses and Biodiversity

Paying for Protecting Wildernesses and Biodiversity

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2021 0

True wilderness areas—where human impacts are minimal or entirely absent—are dwindling. That probably comes as no surprise to you. But you may not know the specific facts: that less than 20 percent of the

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Memorable Travels, Where Part of You Remains

Memorable Travels, Where Part of You Remains

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 3, 2020 0

On a windy, cold, late October afternoon, I walked the streets of the little, sub-Arctic town of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, alone. I had just arrived there by plane, and I had a bit of

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10 Tips for Keeping Wanderlust Alive During the Pandemic

10 Tips for Keeping Wanderlust Alive During the Pandemic

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2020 0

I traveled to Bryce Canyon National Park for the first time in 2007. Because I have a fear of “edges,” this park was challenging for me. But when I ventured off the beaten path

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