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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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Remember Mother Earth This Mom’s Day

When I was a child, I looked forward to Mother's Day with extreme excitement. Not the waiting-for-Santa-Claus type of holiday thrill, but the anticipated joy of putting a smile on my mother's face by …

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8 Tips for Avoiding Food Waste

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy "Children are starving in Africa."  Did your parents ever say that, to encourage you to finish all your food?  Mine did - because watching food get thrown…

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Is Climate Change Funny?

I recently heard a stand-up comedian who devoted a good chunk of his monologue to “global warming” (aka, climate change).  First, he joked that he wasn’t sure how to personally prepare – so he bought …

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My 8-Year-Old’s Determination to Help Dolphins

During November, in honor of Thanksgiving, it seems quite popular to engage in the “Gratitude project,” an online movement in which participants express appreciation each day for something or someone …

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City Girl: A Natural Conservationist?

Unlike many of my colleagues working in nature conservation, I didn’t grow up with a strong connection to the outdoors. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, I’ve never lived anywhere that I co…

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Packing Trash-Free Lunches

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy There’s a running joke that nothing gets thrown away in our family. Initially, these values emerged from necessity: my Depression-era great-grandparen…

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Is Your Relationship with Trees on the Rocks?

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy Given my work for a global conservation organization and my residence in a neighborhood filled with massive oaks, maples and hickories, it shouldn’t be su…

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Climate Change: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare?

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy As if parenting weren’t difficult enough, our warming planet presents additional challenges for keeping kids safe and healthy – and parents sane. Why? Qui…

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5 Tips for Raising Globally Aware Naturalists

By Sarene Marshall During this election season, with its constant “family values” drumbeat, I’ve been evermore conscious about that most challenging parental task of imparting values on our childre…

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Thanks, will try this one.

Galatea reversing the old myth; wait till pygmalion comes to life .I hope they are happy together.

Great Video , in fact one of the best I have seen with dog and Parrot .. thank you for the articl…