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5 of Canada’s Favorite Winter Birds

Winter can be a cold, bleak and depressing time of year, yet there is incredible beauty, if you know where to look. Birds that are usually hidden by dense foliage are revealed by the starkness of the …

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Why Nature is Good for Your Brain

Alan Logan, co-author of Your Brain on Nature, has become a household name here at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Since its publication in 2012, the book has become a rallying cry for the …

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors This Winter

With winter storms battering the country from coast to coast and the mercury dropping, it's easy to want to huddle inside by the fireplace. But most of us find that we're happier when we get outside. …

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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 didnít 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

Itís 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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