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Our Planet Book Review | A Call to Action to Save Our Wild Places

Our Planet Book Review | A Call to Action to Save Our Wild Places

Emily Goodheart Kautz April 5, 2019 0

Our Planet takes us on a journey through the earth’s biological realms, highlighting its rarest creatures and hidden natural wonders. This photographic companion to the Netflix original documentary series details the ways humans are

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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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Video: Scotland’s Stunning and Story-Filled Highlands

Video: Scotland’s Stunning and Story-Filled Highlands

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 19, 2019 0

Sparsely populated, with several rugged mountain ranges that are speckled with forests of Scots pines, the Highlands of Scotland are the only areas in the British Isles that lie within the taiga biome. The Highlands

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Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 12, 2019 1

For many of us, music is so much more than just mere entertainment. We use it to wake ourselves up, to make our morning commute go quicker, to motivate us, to alleviate our worries

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Conservation-Minded Travel and 9 Tips to Get You Started

Conservation-Minded Travel and 9 Tips to Get You Started

Hannah Wagner February 27, 2019 0

What unites travelers is our love of place. Most travelers want to help support the destinations they visit, but don’t know where to start.   As tourism developed, emphasis grew around visiting natural sites. By the 1980’s ecotourism as a trend came into the spotlight. Today,

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Fernandina Giant Tortoise Found After <br> 113 Years of ‘Extinction’

Fernandina Giant Tortoise Found After
113 Years of ‘Extinction’

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 22, 2019 0

More great news for the Galapagos! A species of giant tortoise, believed to have been extinct for the past 113 years, has been found on the island of Fernandina. This historic discovery comes a

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Snow Leopards and Sacred Mountains: Buddhist Monks Lead the Way in Conservation

Snow Leopards and Sacred Mountains: Buddhist Monks Lead the Way in Conservation

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 9, 2019 0

In Search of the Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen The now across the river glows, and the rocks and peaks, the serpentine black stream, and snows, sky, stars, the firmament—all ring like the bell of the

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Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2019 1

Across the world, they go by many names: downs, prairies, pampas, rangelands, steppes, savannas or velds. But what all of these landscapes have in common is that grass is their naturally dominant vegetation. These “grasslands” occupy what I

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