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Films Shot in Fragile Places: Creating Conservationists or Eroding the Environment?

Films Shot in Fragile Places: Creating Conservationists or Eroding the Environment?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 31, 2016 5

It’s the day after Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer season. While the summer solstice is still a ways off—June 20—after Memorial Day, vacations start and movie production companies bring out what

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Top 7 Summer Adventures for Nature Lovers

Top 7 Summer Adventures for Nature Lovers

WWF February 24, 2016 3

Summer will be here before you know it. And the last thing you want to do is keep your nose to the grindstone, right? That’s why you need a summer nature break. These seven adventures will provide

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Photo Journal: When Scotland Hits You Hard

Photo Journal: When Scotland Hits You Hard

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 9, 2015 21

Scotland gave me a right punch to the head. And I don’t mean metaphorically. I expected to be awed by its rugged coasts and Iron Age forts. I just didn’t anticipate the real, knock-you-down

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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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Top 5 Places for Nature in Europe

Top 5 Places for Nature in Europe

Maddi Higgins December 22, 2013 1

Europe was once teeming with wildlife, from the snow-capped tops of mountains to the warm beaches of the Mediterranean. The arrival of humans, agricultural production, exploitation of habitats and the introduction of invasive species

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Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 3, 2012 36

Nature surrounds us with an amazing variety of animals, insects, birds, plants and topographic features. To refer to and distinguish the entities in this bounty, we assign them names—often two: one for common use

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Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought, and They Come from Ireland

Polar Bears Are Older than We Thought, and They Come from Ireland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2012 18

Scientists—and those of us who are polar bear enthusiasts—have long thought that polar bears started off as brown bears about 150,000 years ago, adapting to their cold environment by developing smaller ears, thicker fur

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Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2011 19

Part of the pleasure of visiting new places is learning about local customs and tasting homegrown foods. Who hasn’t at least wanted to try haggis in Scotland, say, or “cod cheeks” in Newfoundland? It’s

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