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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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Seeding the Earth: When We Lose an Animal, We Lose a Forest

Seeding the Earth: When We Lose an Animal, We Lose a Forest

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 25, 2014 9

When we hear news about the declining numbers—and even near-extinction—of some of the world’s largest animals, such as tigers and rhinos, we usually think about that loss in terms of the planet’s diminishing animal biodiversity

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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: Spend a Year in the Forest in Three Minutes

Video: Spend a Year in the Forest in Three Minutes

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 4, 2014 4

Forests are important for our welfare for a very long list of reasons, a few of which are: they provide us with medicines; they manufacture breathable air: just one adult, leafy tree can produce

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Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 12, 2014 5

Smokey Bear turned 70 years old this past Saturday, August 9, 2014. I feel a special kinship with the old bruin and forest-fire-prevention representative for two reasons: 1) he has a unique tie to

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Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 7, 2014 29

Last fall, in the midst of burned and charred trees left in the wake of Yosemite National Park’s Rim Fire, I participated in, of all things, a wedding. It was the most beautiful wedding

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