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Going Vegan: Best Way to Combat Rapid Climate Change?

Going Vegan: Best Way to Combat Rapid Climate Change?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 3, 2015 14

One of my favorite things about writing a regular eco-travel and environmental column is getting to read the comments that come in. Sometimes readers are complimentary, sometimes they are critical and sometimes they challenge

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Video: A New, High-Resolution Look at Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Video: A New, High-Resolution Look at Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 2, 2014 4

We Earthlings are lucky. While other planets in our solar system are either blistering hot or bitterly cold, the surface of Earth has relatively mild and stable temperatures. We get to enjoy these conditions

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The Yellowstone National Park-Ebola Connection: Could It Help Protect More Natural Places?

The Yellowstone National Park-Ebola Connection: Could It Help Protect More Natural Places?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 18, 2014 8

Recently, when a drone crashed in Grand Prismatic Spring in Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, it sparked a public debate about the use of such devices in our jointly owned, national treasures

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Great Bear Rainforest Rambles and Spirit Bear Sightings

Great Bear Rainforest Rambles and Spirit Bear Sightings

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 6, 2014 20

Running 250 miles down the British Columbia, Canada, coast, the Great Bear Rainforest is a wild expanse of western cedars, hemlocks and spruce trees. This 21 million-acre area—whose boundaries have never been precisely defined—is the

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Video: Climate Change and a Changed Congressman

Video: Climate Change and a Changed Congressman

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 26, 2014 0

When you read about all of the climate change deniers now serving in the United States Congress, it’s easy to become skeptical that our nation will ever be able to commit to combating the

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It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

It’s Earth Day 2014: What Will Earth Day 2064 Look Like?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 22, 2014 22

It’s been 44 years since Wisconsin’s—as this Wisconsinite is proud to say—Senator Gaylord Nelson inspired the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Modeled on the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, the original Earth

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Video: Did the Reintroduction of Wolves Truly Change Yellowstone?

Video: Did the Reintroduction of Wolves Truly Change Yellowstone?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 20, 2014 25

In ecological circles, a trophic cascade is a term used to describe a process in an ecosystem that starts at the top of the food chain and works its way down to the bottom.

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California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

California Is the First State to Ban Lead Ammunition: Should All States Follow Suit?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2014 25

Kudos to California. Last October, it became the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting. The ban will benefit the state’s namesake condors, which nearly went extinct. In 1982, only

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