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Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 21, 2019 0

My guide was dead serious—or, at least, he seemed to be. He told me that there are elves in Iceland. He made this surprising statement while we were in his van, driving to Thingvellir

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Eagles and Ospreys: When Birds of Prey Clash

Eagles and Ospreys: When Birds of Prey Clash

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 14, 2019 0

Proud, powerful and the national symbol of the United States, bald eagles are birds of prey that are extremely territorial during nesting season but highly social at other times. They use their talons to

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Video: A Rocky Mountain National Park High

Video: A Rocky Mountain National Park High

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 7, 2019 2

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace

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May 4 Is Bird Day: Watch Birds in Their Natural Habitats

May 4 Is Bird Day: Watch Birds in Their Natural Habitats

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 30, 2019 0

One of the many things I like about birds is that they are wildlife that is easily accessible no matter where you live. While you may not be able to see bears, wolves or

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Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 23, 2019 4

I’m not a big fan of experiencing high places, as most of you who follow this column know! But I do love being in the outdoors in natural places, especially in our national parks,

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Earth Day 2019: Share Your Favorite, Coolest Nature Video

Earth Day 2019: Share Your Favorite, Coolest Nature Video

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 16, 2019 3

Next Monday, April 22, 2019, the world will mark its 49th Earth Day. The first Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970, was inspired by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who modeled it on the antiwar protests

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Video: Owls Have Heads Designed for Hearing

Video: Owls Have Heads Designed for Hearing

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 9, 2019 0

The silent flight of owls is pure beauty and grace in motion. In fact, in order to lessen the noise levels of airplanes, aeronautics designers are studying owl feathers for potential applications. But that’s

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Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 2, 2019 0

I count glaciers among my favorite things. They come in beautiful shades of blue, they’re cold and they’re ephemeral. But how can I describe something as old and massive as a glacier as short-lived

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