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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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Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Hope for Coral Reefs in Crisis

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 11, 2020 0

For almost 24 million years, say scientists, coral reefs have functioned relatively unchanged. That is, until the 1980s. Starting in that decade, tropical coral reef coverage around the world has declined by about 30

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Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 4, 2020 0

Imagine that you are lactose intolerant, and then you discover that all of the grocery stores in your vicinity sell only dairy products. That’s how a Duke University, North Carolina, ecologist describes the predicament

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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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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—Redux

Videos: Nature Finally Talks Back—Redux

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 23, 2020 0

Throughout history, philosophers have construed the universe in many ways, and one of the oldest is to see it made up by pairs of opposites. For example, art and science, good and evil, matter

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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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