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Video: Life in the Cold—Photographing Arctic Animals

Video: Life in the Cold—Photographing Arctic Animals

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 2, 2018 3

“Thousands of years of evolution have prepared Arctic species like the polar bear, walrus and narwhal for life on and around the sea ice,” states World Wildlife Fund on its Arctic wildlife web page.

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon: The Folklore of Arctic Animals

East of the Sun and West of the Moon: The Folklore of Arctic Animals

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 3, 2018 1

                      In the far North, the aurora borealis shimmers and blazes, in bright contrast with a frozen, white world below. But life can be

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Global Seed Vault Fails: “Permanently Frozen” Isn’t Anymore

Global Seed Vault Fails: “Permanently Frozen” Isn’t Anymore

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 30, 2017 4

Anything in deep freeze was supposed to be safe—for forever. Such as our toxic wastes. Such as the crop seeds we’ll need in case of a global catastrophe and food shortage. But we can’t

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Fighting for Monuments, Refuges and Water—Again and Again

Fighting for Monuments, Refuges and Water—Again and Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 9, 2017 1

Once a national monument is designated to conserve a landscape and its cultural history, once a natural habitat is legally protected to save wildlife, or once an oil pipeline is stayed to safeguard a

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Video: Conservation Canines in Action

Video: Conservation Canines in Action

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 4, 2016 7

Last week, you read about shelter dogs that are finding employment—and a new lease on life—as conservation officers in the University of Washington’s Conservation Canines (CK9) program. In the video below, you’ll see some

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Dogs May Be Our Best Conservation Aids

Dogs May Be Our Best Conservation Aids

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 26, 2016 25

Radio collars, GPS tracking devices and remote-controlled drones—when it comes to monitoring wildlife, it’s easy to get caught up in high-tech devices. It turns out, however, that our best tool for endangered species conservation

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Video: The Importance of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Video: The Importance of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 2, 2015 15

Almost 10 years ago, in the summer of 2005, I attended an outdoor-writing conference that included a silent auction as part of its activities. I had never participated in such an event before, had

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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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