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More than Travel Guides, Maps Tell Nature’s Stories

More than Travel Guides, Maps Tell Nature’s Stories

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 8, 2019 1

Maps are far more than sets of instructions on how to get from Point A to Point B. They tell stories. And whether they’re digital or paper maps, the tales they spin range from

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Video: The Universe Wishes You “A Merry Little Christmas”

Video: The Universe Wishes You “A Merry Little Christmas”

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 25, 2018 2

On this Christmas morning, I hope you are happy, healthy and spending time with family and friends. During this holiday season, however, it’s the “happy” part of that wish that I found myself thinking

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Video: Using Drone Photography to Protect the Arctic

Video: Using Drone Photography to Protect the Arctic

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2018 3

Growing up in the Arctic regions of Canada made a lasting impression on National Geographic Young Explorer Nansen Weber. When he wasn’t out guiding guests who visited his parents remote lodge on the otherwise

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Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 18, 2018 0

If you were asked to name active volcano sites around the world, you’d probably include places such as Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park and Iceland, the country often labeled “the land of fire and ice.”

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Signing Pledges to Be Better Tourists

Signing Pledges to Be Better Tourists

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 27, 2018 1

While travel has the potential to positively impact the places visited—infusing money into local economies, supporting local artisans and conservation projects, and promoting understanding across cultures—it also has the capability to destroy the very

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Giving Tuesday: Saving 30 Percent of Earth by 2030

Giving Tuesday: Saving 30 Percent of Earth by 2030

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 20, 2018 1

Some scientists, such as American biologist, naturalist, theorist and author E. O. Wilson, say that a majority of wild species will go extinct if humans don’t set aside at least 50 percent of the

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We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2018 2

Today, it’s not only animal and plant species that we’re losing at an alarming rate. We’re losing wilderness; everywhere, all over the world. In fact, according to a study published in 2016 that compares

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There is Life in the Ice, and It’s Got a Message about Climate Change

There is Life in the Ice, and It’s Got a Message about Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 9, 2018 1

Scientists have long considered polar ice to be an extreme environment; a sterile place within which nothing can survive. But new evidence shows that there are living bacteria in Arctic and Antarctic ice and

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