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Why Do You Give Back to Nature?

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and along with it -- the season of giving back and giving thanks. At The Nature Conservancy, the environmental nonprofit where I work, we recently reached out to ou…

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A Surprising (and Fun!) Way to Kickstart Your Creativity

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated ag…

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6 Tips for Exercising in Extreme Heat

Wham! You walk out the door and the heat hits you like a brick wall. If you didn’t know it was summer, you certainly do now! The current extreme, oppressive heat can put a serious snag in your wor…

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8 Natural Mosquito Repellents

Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent, consider using a natural option instead. DEET, also known as diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks. And research proves that the ma…

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How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

It’s that time of year when winged travelers everywhere are making their spring migrations, leaving behind warm climates for adventures farther north, hopefully stopping along the way so we can catch …

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Mekong River Journey: One Family’s Epic Adventure

By Katherine Sather/ The Nature Conservancy It's known as the "Mother of Water." As the 12th longest river in the world, the mighty Mekong River indeed nourishes many. It supports the largest fr…

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Winter Pruning: Keeping Your Fruit Trees Healthy

Although it is cold outside, now is a good time to start pruning your fruit trees. They're dormant. They're waiting. You might as well bundle up and get it over with. Pruning will shape a tree in…

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LEAF Program: Inspiring Youth in Nature

By Katherine Sather  / The Nature Conservancy Do you remember your first experience in nature? This summer, urban high school students from across the country are getting their first taste of t…

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Research Links DEET Mosquito Repellents to Nerve Damage

DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide), a common ingredient in mosquito repellents, has been linked to nerve damage. A new study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, published in the Jour…

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Green Hiking Tips

While most outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the saying “Leave No Trace” and its “seven principles,” it might not be common knowledge for the recreational hiker. This concept highlights ways th…

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