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7 Death-Defying Zombies of the Plant & Animal World

The Zombie Uprising is here! Creeping through lush temperate forests, rising from America's floodplains and lurking in oceans around the world, nature's zombies are all around us. Sometimes gr…

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Investing in the Hardest Working Body of Water in the World

Virtually everyone living in the United States has a vested interest in the viability of our coastal communities—they are home to a growing number of Americans, support our vast and mounting food and …

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A Classroom Without Walls: The Power of Outdoor Learning

At the edge of a sprawling pine forest in southern Sweden, a blond boy who is just shy of his second birthday fearlessly scales some tall, moss-clad boulders like it was nobody's business. Below the r…

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5 Ways Nature Can Help Make Kids Smarter

Nature provides obvious benefits to us from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat. Only recently has there been interest in showcasing the benefits it has on helping kids learn…

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Why We Need to Help Save Longleaf Pine Forests

At one point in time, longleaf pine forests in the United States stretched 90 million acres, from Virginia to Texas--but fire suppression, agriculture and development combined to devastate this critic…

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5 Ways to Help the Mighty Colorado River

From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, the Colorado River flows through some of the world’s most majestic landscapes. Spanning seven U.S. states and two in Mexico, she supplies drinkin…

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Enjoy Nature ‘Like a Girl’

As someone who works in communications, I naturally have a lot of friends who do similar things for a living. I will regularly get an article or video forwarded via email or social media. I usually ta…

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Lessons from a Fifth Grader

My daughter "graduated" from fifth grade a couple of weeks ago. Before you roll your eyes and think, what has the world come to that we now celebrate 5th grade promotions, step back and think about al…

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Your Favorite Food Might Not Exist Without Bees

As species go, insects are generally not the most beloved. In fact, "bug" is a word that has become synonymous with "bad." Whether it's a stomach "bug," a computer "bug," an annoying schoolmate on the…

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How Can We Get More Women in Science?

There have been many stories in the recent media highlighting the lack of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, and a recent issue of The Atlantic offers an eye-opening ana…

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