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Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 21, 2021 0

During the drought conditions in the summer of 2021, wildfires raged throughout the western U.S. For example, as of September 12, 2021, the Dixie Fire is the second-largest wildfire in California history. It might

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Good News: Pikas Now Predicted to Persist

Good News: Pikas Now Predicted to Persist

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 7, 2021 0

A relative of rabbits, tiny, cute and charismatic American pikas typically live in cool, mountain environments and find refuge from the hot sun under boulders and rocks. Because the animals are sensitive to high

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Better Together: Native Knowledge and Western Science

Better Together: Native Knowledge and Western Science

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 27, 2021 0

Throughout the United States, Native Americans own and/or manage nearly 95 million acres of deserts and forests, grasslands and mountains—much of it in still-intact habitats. That’s 10 million more acres than the National Park

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News on Kangaroos and an Australia Atlas of Nature

News on Kangaroos and an Australia Atlas of Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 20, 2021 0

Kangaroos have become iconic poster children for Australia’s great outback. But although the kangaroo is a national emblem for the country, some locals also think of the marsupial as a nuisance. Kangaroos often frequent grasslands

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You Don’t Have to Be a Nature Expert to Love It

You Don’t Have to Be a Nature Expert to Love It

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 29, 2021 0

There’s the old maxim that you must know something to love it. And we’ve certainly heard that regarding nature: that if we don’t expose people—particularly the next generation—to the outdoors and the biodiversity that

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Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 1, 2021 0

The longest recorded migration by a mammal was made by a gray whale. In 2015, a female made a journey of nearly 14,000 miles from Russia to Mexico and back. (Zebras hold the longest

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Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Trees: Foundations for Ecosystems and Learning

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 4, 2021 0

Unlike Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22 every year, Arbor Day is a bit of a moving target. While National Arbor Day is always the last Friday in April, many states observe

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Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 20, 2021 0

“Restore Our Earth” is the theme for this year’s Earth Day, which is April 22, 2021. The concept is based on the idea that as the world returns to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic,

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