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How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 10, 2020 0

Like many of you, I suspect, I worry a lot about environmental issues: diminishing biodiversity, climate change, greenhouse gases and melting glaciers. Yet, about once a year, I book a flight. And even though

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Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2020 0

Bears, lynx, wolves and wildcats used to roam the lands that today make up Great Britain. European brown bears, however, have been extinct there since at least the early Middle Ages—and possibly even earlier. British lynx disappeared around 700 A.D., due to

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Climate Change Is Affecting Alaska’s Salmon—and Its Bears

Climate Change Is Affecting Alaska’s Salmon—and Its Bears

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 25, 2020 0

Katmai National Park is a realm of untrammeled rivers, pristine streams and clear lakes. The park and the greater Alaska Peninsula are part of the Bristol Bay Watershed, which, according to World Wildlife Fund,

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Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2020 0

In the environmental world, it’s sometimes characterized as the classic debate: should wild areas be preserved for their intrinsic qualities, or should they be conserved for their resources? In other words, should nature be protected

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The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 11, 2020 0

More than 350 types of frogs live in Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. The nation stretches across 226,917 square miles (approximately the size of France or Texas) off

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Cooking Stoves: Curbing Disease and Cutting Climate Change

Cooking Stoves: Curbing Disease and Cutting Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 4, 2020 0

Around the world, nearly 3 billion people cook their meals using open fires or simple stoves fueled by biomass (animal dung, crop waste or wood), coal or kerosene, according to the World Health Organization.

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Norway Is the World’s First Nation to Ban Deforestation

Norway Is the World’s First Nation to Ban Deforestation

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 28, 2020 0

Norway is the first country in the world to commit to no longer using any products that contribute to deforestation. That’s pretty remarkable, because while during the last few years a number of companies

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See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 21, 2020 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines world heritage as “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and

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