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Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Wildfires Restore Yosemite and a Video View of the Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 21, 2021 0

During the drought conditions in the summer of 2021, wildfires raged throughout the western U.S. For example, as of September 12, 2021, the Dixie Fire is the second-largest wildfire in California history. It might

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Utah’s Canyons: Structures, Spectacles and Straight-Up Lands

Utah’s Canyons: Structures, Spectacles and Straight-Up Lands

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 1, 2020 0

A strange, three-sided, metallic monolith was discovered in an undisclosed spot somewhere in Utah’s canyons during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep on November 18, 2020. The Utah Department of Public Safety workers who

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Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 25, 2020 0

Yosemite National Park’s massive mountains—such as El Capitan, one of the world’s tallest monoliths—and its many waterfalls—such as Yosemite Falls, which drops 2,425 feet and is the highest falls in North America—provide some of

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Update: Wildfires in Brazil

Update: Wildfires in Brazil

WWF July 30, 2020 0

The Pantanal has fascinated me since I first learned about it in a documentary ten years ago.  It is a world of contrasts with dramatically different wet and dry seasons, and a land of many uses spanning three countries. Home to the elusive jaguar, other varieties of wildlife, spectacular landscapes, and Brazil’s rich cowboy

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20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 17, 2020 0

Mountains, seashores, grasslands, wetlands, coral reefs and glaciers. Our national parks protect a multitude of terrains for every taste. And with more than 400 national park units across the country to explore, it can be daunting

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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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