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Feel Like Screaming? Iceland Wants to Help.

Feel Like Screaming? Iceland Wants to Help.

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 21, 2020 0

Shelter-in-place orders. Mask-wearing edicts. Quarantine guidelines. Social-distancing rules. Flatten-the-curve requirements. Temperature-taking regulations. Public-health travel restrictions. In-person, back-to-school mandates. The coronavirus pandemic, with all the unwanted stressors it’s brought into your life, can sometimes make

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Good News for Wildlife: Rare South American Bush Dogs Spotted in Costa Rica

Good News for Wildlife: Rare South American Bush Dogs Spotted in Costa Rica

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 14, 2020 0

Stories of animals venturing into and enjoying new places have been one bright spot during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic of 2020. But even before we had heard of the word coronavirus—a little over a

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COVID-19 and Feeling Out Friendships—of the Dolphin Kind

COVID-19 and Feeling Out Friendships—of the Dolphin Kind

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 7, 2020 0

I had a much-needed get-together with a longtime friend over the weekend—via Zoom, of course, during these coronavirus times and after at least five consecutive days of rising cases in the United States. My

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Outdoor Education Is Disappearing Due to COVID-19

Outdoor Education Is Disappearing Due to COVID-19

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 30, 2020 0

We know that having had exposure to nature as a child makes you a healthier adult—both mentally and physically. Several scientific studies have proven that outdoor time boosts kids’ classroom performances, enhances their imaginations

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Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Again

Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 16, 2020 0

In the past few months, as the coronavirus has raged around the world, many of us who were sheltering-in-place have had a simple, binary choice: stay inside at home, or take a walk outside.

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Pandemic Ponderings: 25 Phenomenal Facts about our Planet

Pandemic Ponderings: 25 Phenomenal Facts about our Planet

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2020 0

Since 1970, the annual Earth Day has been a time for us to reflect on the beautiful planet, the third from the sun, that we call home. Twenty years after that groundbreaking year, we

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10 Tips for Keeping Wanderlust Alive During the Pandemic

10 Tips for Keeping Wanderlust Alive During the Pandemic

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 26, 2020 0

I traveled to Bryce Canyon National Park for the first time in 2007. Because I have a fear of “edges,” this park was challenging for me. But when I ventured off the beaten path

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Coronavirus: Good News for Air Quality? Yes—and No.

Coronavirus: Good News for Air Quality? Yes—and No.

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 19, 2020 0

Almost every aspect of life has changed dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic began months ago. Today, we are still social distancing from family and friends; learning via remote, online platforms; and attending conferences, music

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