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The Callanish Standing Stones: Stonehenge of the North

The Callanish Standing Stones: Stonehenge of the North

Cathy Brown February 26, 2022 0

The Callanish Standing Stones are Lewisian gneiss ritual stones on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides that predate Stonehenge by 2,000 years.  The wild and mythical undercurrent of the heather-carpeted Scottish Highlands

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Nat Hab Destinations from NYT’s 52 Places for a Changed World

Nat Hab Destinations from NYT’s 52 Places for a Changed World

Emily Goodheart February 21, 2022 0

The New York Times’ annual list of 52 can’t-miss destinations looks a little different this year—rather than highlighting a delightful new beachfront resort or up-and-coming restaurant scene, 2022’s list focuses on places at the

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Clarifying the Confounding Words of Climate Change

Clarifying the Confounding Words of Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 14, 2021 0

Carbon neutral. Mitigation. Tipping point. Unprecedented transition. If asked, could you explicitly define the terms above, words that are often used in discussions about climate change? If not, you’re not alone. In August of

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Paring Down: Patagonia in 10 Photos

Paring Down: Patagonia in 10 Photos

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 26, 2021 0

For the past year, now, your travels have probably been small ones, perhaps no farther than your own backyard or local park. So, if you’re like me—until it feels more comfortable getting out and

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COVID-19 and Feeling Out Friendships—of the Dolphin Kind

COVID-19 and Feeling Out Friendships—of the Dolphin Kind

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 7, 2020 0

I had a much-needed get-together with a longtime friend over the weekend—via Zoom, of course, during these coronavirus times and after at least five consecutive days of rising cases in the United States. My

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Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2020 0

Bears, lynx, wolves and wildcats used to roam the lands that today make up Great Britain. European brown bears, however, have been extinct there since at least the early Middle Ages—and possibly even earlier. British lynx disappeared around 700 A.D., due to

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Just Two Hours in Nature Per Week Brings Health Benefits

Just Two Hours in Nature Per Week Brings Health Benefits

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 31, 2019 0

On New Year’s Day, rather than making resolutions, I have a better suggestion: go outside and take a walk. Or don’t take a walk, but just go outside. You don’t even have to be

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Rainy Day

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Rainy Day

Steve Selden December 20, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a puffin in Scotland. Photographer Barbara Robert snapped this shot in the

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