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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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Above the Tree Line in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Above the Tree Line in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 12, 2021 0

I once walked on the moon. It was remote and windy and bare; the kind of landscape that seems to call to me. This “moon,” though, wasn’t off Earth. It was found just outside

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See the Natural Wonders of the World in 2021

See the Natural Wonders of the World in 2021

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 29, 2020 0

It’s time to say farewell to 2020; and for many of us, we’re happy to do it—perhaps more so than for any other year we’ve ever experienced. For those smitten with wanderlust, 2020 was

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Three Laws I’d Enact If I Ruled the World

Three Laws I’d Enact If I Ruled the World

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 27, 2020 0

With the presidential election coming up next week, I can’t help but think about the future of our world—mostly the next four years—and what it will look like. There are so many things that

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The Worth of a Whale and the Price Tag of a Panda

The Worth of a Whale and the Price Tag of a Panda

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 6, 2020 0

In prepandemic times, those of us who cherish wildlife and wild places tried to quantify them in economic terms, hoping to convince those who didn’t care about protecting nature that not doing so would

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Patagonia Ice and the Pandemic Stories It Will Tell

Patagonia Ice and the Pandemic Stories It Will Tell

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 1, 2020 0

With temperatures predicted to top 90 degrees Fahrenheit all week in Wisconsin where I live, I, of course, have been thinking about ice. For the past two decades, in fact, my thoughts have often

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Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 25, 2020 0

Yosemite National Park’s massive mountains—such as El Capitan, one of the world’s tallest monoliths—and its many waterfalls—such as Yosemite Falls, which drops 2,425 feet and is the highest falls in North America—provide some of

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New Discovery Shows Mayans Valued Essential Workers, Too

New Discovery Shows Mayans Valued Essential Workers, Too

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 18, 2020 0

One of the many things that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is how important essential workers are to our own well-being and to society as a whole. Throughout the country, there has been

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