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International Polar Bear Day in February

International Polar Bear Day in February

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 26, 2013 3

Tomorrow, February 27, is International Polar Bear Day. Many environmental organizations are asking that you take some kind of action to show your concern for our rapidly warming planet and the fate of climate

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Changing Minds with “Chasing Ice”

Changing Minds with “Chasing Ice”

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 11, 2012 5

Not since Al Gore’s 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth has such a powerful documentary feature film come out about the Earth’s changing climate. In the recently released Chasing Ice, National Geographic photographer James Balog

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Concern for the Environment Reaches a New Low

Concern for the Environment Reaches a New Low

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 27, 2012 30

The exhausting November 2012 presidential election is finally over. Now we Americans begin what can be another long and involved phase: analysis of that election. One recent item to come out of this process

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Tourists Not to Blame for Penguin Declines

Tourists Not to Blame for Penguin Declines

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2012 10

As an ecotourist, you know that your travels can do a lot of good in the world. They can help boost the economies of local communities, fund preserves and deter poaching. You also know

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Comeback Country: A Climate-Changed Churchill?

Comeback Country: A Climate-Changed Churchill?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 30, 2012 11

The lands that we come from are certainly a big part of who we are. When people ask at first meeting, “Where are you from?,” they’re trying to get a sense of who you

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Video: Dancing the River Back in Australia

Video: Dancing the River Back in Australia

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2012 7

Our landscapes have a practical element that can’t be denied. They respond to and reflect back the physical forces of nature—drought, storms and temperatures certainly all have their impact on the health of the

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Hearing Rachel Carson on the 50th Anniversary of “Silent Spring”

Hearing Rachel Carson on the 50th Anniversary of “Silent Spring”

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2012 6

September 27 will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, a book written by marine biologist Rachel Carson. In her famous tome, Carson warned about the harmful side effects entering the

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Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Will Arctic Animals Be Able to Outrun a Tundra Turning to Forest?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 24, 2012 7

Hear the phrase “global warming,” and you immediately picture your hometown with a hotter climate. You imagine a line of more southerly plants marching northward to where you live. In turn, as they advance,

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