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Nature: Threats Stories

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Bears And The "Blend In" Theory

New research suggests that bear bells don't work, and colorful tents and clothing may attract bruins.

Wind Chill Bites

Wind chill can nip noses or lead to frostbite. Here's what you should know.

Beware The Hobo Spider

Its bite is more than painful -- it could be deadly.

Lightning Tips

Where not to be during lightning.

Polar Bears: Big, White... And Harmless?

If you run into the big white bears, should you be scared?

Mosquitoes: Avoiding Alaska's Winged Plague

The Bear Facts in Great Smoky

There are scads of bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- so don't forget these tips.

Insect Stings: What's Bugging You?

If the thought of a spider bite or bee sting makes your skin crawl, then preventing a painful encounter is the key.

Poison Ivy: Plant World Darth Vaders

Believe it or not, poison ivy isn't all bad -- but it's still best avoided. Here's how.

Of Mice And Lyme Disease

Stay away from mice out on the trail, and you'll stay away from disease-carrying ticks.

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