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The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 15, 2019 3

It’s mid-January, the time some people call the “doldrums,” a period of feeling low energy and a lack of motivation after the Christmas and New Year season of celebration and parties. It can be

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More than Travel Guides, Maps Tell Nature’s Stories

More than Travel Guides, Maps Tell Nature’s Stories

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 8, 2019 1

Maps are far more than sets of instructions on how to get from Point A to Point B. They tell stories. And whether they’re digital or paper maps, the tales they spin range from

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New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 1, 2019 5

My father never had the “urge for going,” as songwriter-singer Joni Mitchell calls it—the desire to travel. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a

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Video: The Universe Wishes You “A Merry Little Christmas”

Video: The Universe Wishes You “A Merry Little Christmas”

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 25, 2018 2

On this Christmas morning, I hope you are happy, healthy and spending time with family and friends. During this holiday season, however, it’s the “happy” part of that wish that I found myself thinking

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Video: Using Drone Photography to Protect the Arctic

Video: Using Drone Photography to Protect the Arctic

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2018 3

Growing up in the Arctic regions of Canada made a lasting impression on National Geographic Young Explorer Nansen Weber. When he wasn’t out guiding guests who visited his parents remote lodge on the otherwise

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Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Under the Ice in Antarctica and Greenland: More Future Warming and a Past Cooling Down

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 18, 2018 0

If you were asked to name active volcano sites around the world, you’d probably include places such as Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park and Iceland, the country often labeled “the land of fire and ice.”

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Losing Urban Trees—and the Wildlife that Depends on Them

Losing Urban Trees—and the Wildlife that Depends on Them

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 11, 2018 1

We need to learn to tolerate a bit of messiness when it comes to our urban neighborhoods and landscapes. And I’m not talking about litter on our sidewalks, trash in our local parks or

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Video: Travelers, Tread Lightly—the Palau Giant’s Message

Video: Travelers, Tread Lightly—the Palau Giant’s Message

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2018 3

If you love to travel, you’ve probably collected a lot of stamps in several, worn-out passports. The one you received from the island nation of Palau, however, may be the most extraordinary: Children of

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