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Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 14, 2020 0

A small ice rink, created by flooding a flat piece of ground in front of the elementary school that was just two blocks from my home when I was a child, never failed to

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Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Video: Emperor Penguins’ Big Air Down South

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 24, 2019 0

The Earth’s poles have a special kind of pull on me—sometimes called the “ice blink”—and that’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m thinking of them. At this time of year, songs about “dreaming of

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Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 22, 2019 0

There’s a myth that Iceland got its name because Viking settlers didn’t want people flocking to their verdant island. They wanted to make sure that their descriptor for the place would deter interlopers and

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Norway Island Proposes Going Time-Free

Norway Island Proposes Going Time-Free

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 1, 2019 0

There are places in the world and experiences in life that make you forget about time. For me, one of those spots is in Yellowstone National Park, and many of those episodes happen when

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New Zealand Grants Mountains, Parks and Rivers Personhood

New Zealand Grants Mountains, Parks and Rivers Personhood

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 24, 2019 0

When it comes to the world’s waters, I’m more of a river person than a lake person. Rivers always seem to me to be on an urgent mission; they go places. They “run” downstream,

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National Parks Are Warming Faster Than the Rest of the U.S.

National Parks Are Warming Faster Than the Rest of the U.S.

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 17, 2019 0

National parks are some of our favorite wild places, set aside for all of us to enjoy and for wildlife to find some yet remaining, far-too-scarce natural habitats. Here, in these lands, we can

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Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2019 0

Finding new hybrid species in the wild—such as the pizzly in Churchill, Canada—can be exciting and a great cause for concern all at the same time. Such news is inspiring because it signals that

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Fat Is Good at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Fat Is Good at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 6, 2019 0

Every summer, from about mid-June to mid-October, the grizzly bears at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska are featured in a live-cam show that you can watch via Explore.org. And

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