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Despite Cold Temperatures, the Earth Burns and the Arctic Is Lost

Despite Cold Temperatures, the Earth Burns and the Arctic Is Lost

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 2, 2018 4

It’s the day after New Year’s, and we’re just entering into 2018. In Times Square last night, according to the Associated Press, it was the second-coldest New Year’s celebration on record. The temperature was

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Dear Forests: Wish You Were Here—and That You’d Remain

Dear Forests: Wish You Were Here—and That You’d Remain

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 24, 2017 1

This summer, the world lost a Nebraska-size chunk of forests. Logging, expanding palm oil plantations and wildfires are to blame. This continuing deforestation trend could have devastating implications for the climate. Simply put, forests

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The Disappearing Glaciers of Glacier National Park

The Disappearing Glaciers of Glacier National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 26, 2017 3

Glacier National Park is smack-dab in the center of the breathtaking Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, which spans 10 million acres on either side of the U.S.-Canada border. Alpine meadows, grizzly bears, mountain goats, wildflowers

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Climate Change: The Consequences of a Canceled Conference

Climate Change: The Consequences of a Canceled Conference

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 31, 2017 4

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, planned to hold a Climate and Health Summit, set for February 14-16, 2017. The conference was important and timely, as increasing numbers

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Alaska’s Permafrost Is Burning. That’s Not Good for You.

Alaska’s Permafrost Is Burning. That’s Not Good for You.

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 28, 2015 5

Alaska is on fire. Even where I live in Wisconsin, I can feel it. A NASA photo shows that a plume of smoke from those northern blazes extends all the way down through the

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One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2015 17

Almost a year ago, in July 2014, Washington state experienced the worst string of wildfires ever in its history. The first fire began on July 8 near the Entiat River. Then, on July 14,

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Linking Climate Change to Personal Health: Game Changer?

Linking Climate Change to Personal Health: Game Changer?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 14, 2015 3

Suppose we meet for a cup of coffee, and in the course of our conversation, I tell you that 2014 was officially the hottest year on record. I mention that over the past 12

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Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Travel Tale: High Hopes in the Southwest Canyons

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2015 5

Say the words “American West,” and right away you mentally imagine vast, open plains, deep canyons and starting over. What is it about going West that has always meant hope in the American psyche,

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