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Our Planet Book Review | A Call to Action to Save Our Wild Places

Our Planet Book Review | A Call to Action to Save Our Wild Places

Emily Goodheart Kautz April 5, 2019 0

Our Planet takes us on a journey through the earth’s biological realms, highlighting its rarest creatures and hidden natural wonders. This photographic companion to the Netflix original documentary series details the ways humans are

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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Cockatoos That Drum for the Love of Music

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 12, 2019 1

For many of us, music is so much more than just mere entertainment. We use it to wake ourselves up, to make our morning commute go quicker, to motivate us, to alleviate our worries

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Videos: The Natural Worlds of Antarctica and the Falklands

Videos: The Natural Worlds of Antarctica and the Falklands

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 5, 2019 0

Well into this very cold winter—though still far from its end—I like to dream about the summer that’s happening some other place now, down at the bottom of the world. And two of those

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Grand Canyon Video: The Fluid Fingers of Formation

Grand Canyon Video: The Fluid Fingers of Formation

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 26, 2019 4

The Earth’s surface has so many different colors, features and forms that it’s not hard to understand why early scientists found it difficult to determine what was responsible for creating the natural landscapes that

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Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2019 1

Across the world, they go by many names: downs, prairies, pampas, rangelands, steppes, savannas or velds. But what all of these landscapes have in common is that grass is their naturally dominant vegetation. These “grasslands” occupy what I

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Wilderness: Lost and Found

Wilderness: Lost and Found

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2019 5

Today, little more than 20 percent of the world can still be considered “wilderness.” That’s not a lot, especially when you weigh the benefits that those few designated areas provide. In the last two

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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