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10 minutes

[ Nature ]

Hunting for a Solution to the Damage from Wild Pigs

By Sam Burns

Wild pigs are one of the most destructive invasive species in the United States. They’re devastating ecosystems, destroying agriculture, killing other animals, and costing billions of dollars in damage. But there’s something that we can do, and it all ties back to who our species is at our roots.

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7 minutes

[ Nature ]

Mushrooms are Saving Honeybee Colonies!

By Sam Burns

Mushrooms are saving the day for us yet again! Did you know that 70% of the fruits and vegetables we eat count on bees for pollination, and yet bee populations are plummeting? But the good news here is that some mushrooms have been found to have an ingenious property that allows them to defend the beehives!

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17 minutes

[ Animals ]

Here’s What Killer Whales Have in Common with Your Grandmother!

By Dr. Lynda

Killer whales have more in common with your grandmother than you may think. It’s a fascinating story and an opportunity for all of us to easily make the world a little better place today! Turns out, some wise elders of the Pacific Northwest, grandmother killer whales, are at a tipping point for their survival, but we can influence that quickly. This is an amazing story and a chance to be change-makers!

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18 minutes

[ Culture ]

Travel to the Land Where Real Wasabi Grows!

By Sam Burns

Yes, it’s true, the “wasabi” you know is most likely not actually wasabi! We’re traveling into Japan to meet one of the people growing the real deal to learn more about the cultural impact of this product and why it’s so precious and pricey. It may remind us of a few of our own treasured treats!

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14 minutes

[ Nature ]

The Mystery of the Mini Mammoths

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Fossils are the gifts that keep on giving! They hold mysteries that challenge our notions about what is possible, then leave us with new questions. So when the fossils of a tiny mammoth were found on islands off the coast of California, scientists had a multitude of questions. The biggest, of course, being: How did evolution shrink the mammoth?

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50 minutes

[ Nature ]

Taking on the Fundy Footpath!

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you ever been inspired to embrace a passion for something and then quickly realized you don’t have the training to enjoy it as you imagined? Maybe what we can appreciate is something very different than what we had in mind, and that makes the adventure even better.

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25 minutes

[ Animals ]

What Are Animals Trying to Say to Us?

By Sam Burns

What if animals have been trying to tell us things all this time… and we just can’t hear them? What if we could? What sort of insights could we glean from their experience in the world? Here’s a look at how technology is bringing us closer to them.

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8 minutes

[ Nature ]

How Fossilized Poo Changed Our View on Dinosaurs

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Fossilized dinosaur dung is one really precious gem! From these wonders (really, they are quite beautiful) we can understand the lives of animals that died millions of years ago and the details of their ecosystems. Not to mention, these fossils played a role in the life of one of the most notable women in paleontology!

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9 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

Saving Precious Lives in the First Sea Turtle Hospital!

By Sam Burns

We’ve all been hearing that sea turtles need help… so, who’s been helping them? Some really inspiring people you’ll want to meet yourself! This fantastic video brings us into a sea turtle clinic to give us a look at what’s being done to save these ancient creatures from the injuries and diseases they’ve picked up as they go about. It’s a truly amazing place.

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