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National Park Week: Will a New National Park Destroy a Local Way of Life?

National Park Week: Will a New National Park Destroy a Local Way of Life?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 8, 2014 45

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation sponsor National Park Week, this year designated as April 19–27. To kick off the celebration, Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, are

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Antarctica: How Long Can It Remain “Unowned”?

Antarctica: How Long Can It Remain “Unowned”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 1, 2014 17

Antarctica is the Earth’s only continent without a native human population, and no one country can claim to own it. Unique in the world, it is a land dedicated to science and all nations.

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A Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes and Their Very Small Plot of Land

A Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes and Their Very Small Plot of Land

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 25, 2014 12

As I was driving home from the YMCA yesterday, I saw two sandhill cranes near a small pond that sits along the highway, only about a half-mile from my house. They were my first

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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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Antarctica: Discovery on the (Black-and-) White Continent

Antarctica: Discovery on the (Black-and-) White Continent

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 18, 2014 14

The world is shrinking. Advances in communication, computer technology and transportation have all played a role in making the world a smaller place. Now, it’s easy to “travel” to an exotic locale, just by

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Video of the Week: Scotland’s Award-winning Islands – The Outer Hebrides and More

Video of the Week: Scotland’s Award-winning Islands – The Outer Hebrides and More

Emily Deemer March 7, 2014 0

Did you know Scotland has some of the most ruggedly beautiful islands in the world? Our Scotland nature adventure takes you to a number of remote islands, including the Outer Hebrides’ Lewis & Harris

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Video: Crows, the Ultimate Problem Solvers

Video: Crows, the Ultimate Problem Solvers

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 20, 2014 51

Given all the research that has been conducted on domestic and wild animals, we shouldn’t be surprised at how “intelligent” they are. Yet, evidence of their mental abilities still has the capacity to astound

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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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