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Growing a Revolution: How Community Gardens are Changing Your Neighborhood!

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To leave a legacy that helps the world, you need only go as far as your local empty lot! By bringing gardens back to the empty spaces in NYC’s neighborhoods, Hattie Carthan and Liz Christy started a movement that brought life to formerly desolate spaces, and their work is still flourishing all around the city’s residents today.

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6 minutes

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The Purple, Fuzzy Burrower You Thought You Knew: The Sand Dollar!

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What you might have thought a cute, nostalgic souvenir is actually a hardcore, metal-eating, badass burrower, surviving in the harshest of places! These fuzzy, purple, sea floor dwellers are none other than the sand dollar, and they’re full of exciting surprises you never thought possible.

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9 minutes

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The Key to Learning? Make it Fun! Nature Comics with Rosemary Mosco

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From ants with two butts to the weird and wonderful world of bird mating dances, there’s a lot of strange things going on in the natural world. This cartoonist is on a mission to make science approachable using a new medium: comics.

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6 minutes

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Meet the Wildfire Hero Who Wears a Shell Instead of a Cape 

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The gopher tortoise may not look like your average hero, but when forest fires threatens their neighbors, their special skill comes in very handy! Here’s how to use your strengths for good. 

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7 minutes

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Wearable Bananas? This Ugandan Company is Giving Textile Waste the Slip

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What one material could make placemats, rugs, and hair extensions? This miracle fiber is bananas! Learn about the non-profit transforming this popular plant’s waste into something that is wonderful—in more ways than one!

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7 minutes

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Hummingbirds: The Bodybuilders in Your Backyard!

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Get ready for a dose of awe and wonder! With lightning-fast speeds, an off-the-charts competitive nature, and beak-jousting skills that top Olympic fencers, hummingbirds are truly one of nature’s flying marvels.

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7 minutes

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The Messy Eater Helping Save Over 18 Other Species

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Brought back from the brink of extinction, the world’s largest flying parrot won’t just stun you with its giant wings and shocking color—they’re up to something really special! Here’s how their rising numbers are helping nearly two dozen other species thrive, as well.

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6 minutes

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The Rare Bear Protecting a Canadian Rainforest

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Have you heard the secret of the spirit bear? It’s been hidden for centuries, but now, getting the word out is what’s helping to save them. Meet the white black bear saving an ecosystem!

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9 minutes

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Ziplining to Breakfast—Redefining “Home” by Living in the Treetops

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Living life in the rainforest treetops, this unique community shows us how to seek and build the lives that we want—regardless of how wild our dreams may be!

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9 minutes

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Secrets to Surviving: Lessons from Carnivorous Plants

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If you think the Venus Flytrap is cool, wait until you meet some if its fellow carnivorous plant friends. From rodent toilets to bat bedrooms, these plants have found some fascinating ways to stay alive! Check out their stories to learn how we can succeed in our own lives—if only we decide to do something a little unexpected!

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8 minutes

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How Highway Crossings Are Saving the American Lion

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You may know the American Lion by one of its 83 names, but whether you call it a puma, mountain lion, or catamount, it’s time to start protecting these important creatures. And that starts in—of all places—our highways!

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21 minutes

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Miss Traveling? Join This Mushroom-Hunting Adventure in Romania!

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Have you been bitten by the travel bug recently? Join us on a trip to a dinner table far far away to enjoy the delicacies and adventures of a place you probably have never been to before!

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22 minutes

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Mysterious Orchids of the Everglades: Saving a Flowering Swamp Ghost

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Deep in the swamps of Florida, real ghosts float in the air with their tendrils wrapped around the trees. These mysterious flowers have been stumping biologists for centuries, but this team of scientists and photographers has braved the alligators, snakes, and endless mosquitos to solve this puzzle once and for all! Let’s join them.

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8 minutes

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Why You Should Thank Bats for Your Next Margarita!

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Do you hate mosquitos but love tequila? Your new favorite animal may be a bat! These flying mammals may get a bad rap, but they are actually some of nature’s most important species and are responsible for some of our favorite foods.

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Embracing the Spice of Life: Why Grow the World’s Hottest Pepper?

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Can following our passions lead to a world-wide phenomenon? When Smokin’ Ed Currie invented the Carolina Reaper, he was driven by curiosity and creativity, inspired by one question: how hot can a pepper get?

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10 minutes

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What Happens When Lion Hunter Becomes Lion Protector?

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Could the Kenyan warriors who once hunted lions actually be the best ambassadors to protect them? Here’s how Warrior Watch is taking skills honed over generations and using them for good to save this amazing species!

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10 minutes

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Raising 300 Black Bears: How One Man is Changing Conservation!

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Having raised over 300 orphaned bears and reintroduced them back to the wild, Ben Kilham has entirely changed how the scientific community sees them! Here’s how getting up close and personal with black bears has been a ticket to saving other animals—like pandas—all around the world. 

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12 minutes

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Pushing the Limits of Our Passions: Figure Skating in the Arctic Circle

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Want to reignite a passion of yours? There’s always something new to learn, even with something we’ve been mastering for decades. We’re heading to the Arctic Circle to discover how one master tested her limits, skating into entirely unknown territory and creating one of the most beautiful performances we’ve seen.

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10 minutes

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How Painted Wolves Are Saving a National Park!

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Is fear a good thing? In a gorgeous valley of southern Mozambique, reintroducing fear has restored order and allowed their ecosystem to once again thrive after humans sent it spiraling out of check. Here’s the story of Gorongosa National Park’s revival—thanks to the return of the painted wolf!

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17 minutes

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How a Magpie Named Penguin Helped a Family Find Life after Loss

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After mother and adventurer Sam Bloom became paraplegic in a sudden accident, her sense of self was erased. But just as she was losing hope in the future, a little magpie waddled into her life and changed everything!

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12 minutes

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How #TeamTrees Proves the Internet Can Do Good 

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20. Million. NEW. Trees. You read that right! When fans of YouTuber MrBeast sparked a lofty goal of planting 20 million trees in 2019, the mission spread like wildfire, exploding to include thousands of content creators and hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Check this story out for proof that when people come together for good, there’s no end to their impact.

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7 minutes

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Creating Water Out of Thin Air! The Desert Beetle Revolutionizing Our Water Crisis

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In our fight to bring clean, fresh water to billions of people around the world, innovators now have a new source of inspiration from the middle of the… desert? A beetle with a unique ability to capture water out of thin air is inspiring a new generation of life-saving technologies! 

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6 minutes

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Hooked on Helping: The Diver Who Lets Sharks Nap in Her Lap!

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Can one of the world’s most feared predators teach us to take a more gentle approach toward others? You’ll be hooked on this heartwarming story of Cristina Zenato, one of the first scuba divers in the world to get a shark to “nap” in her lap!

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6 minutes

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New Discovery! More Mammals Are Glowing in the Dark?

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Platypus are already known to be strange creatures, but there’s a new characteristic to add to these odd-balls: they GLOW! The thing is, scientists are finding that they actually aren’t the weird ones when it comes to this. It turns out, glowing in the dark is a trait far more common in mammals than we’ve ever thought! Ready to test what you think is possible?

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7 minutes

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When Squids Fly… Anything’s Possible!

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Squids? Flying? Oh, yeah! Across the top of our world’s oceans, squid are taking flight for reasons that still remain to be known. Here’s your nugget of delight for the day!

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7 minutes

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Trash Panda or Urban Einstein? The Surprising Genius of Raccoons 

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Looking for a smile and a quick lesson on how to conquer any challenge? These adorable masked avengers are clever geniuses when it comes to getting what they want, and here’s how!

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8 minutes

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Weird Stories We Tell Ourselves: Do Birds Fly to the Moon Every Winter?

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Birds flying to the moon, sleeping at the bottom of lakes, or transforming into other animals? For centuries, bird migration evaded our understanding, and those wild theories were taken as true. Here’s a look at how the hypothesis of bird migration was tested, and how hundreds of people helped prove it! 

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6 minutes

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Living with Fun in Mind! Lessons from New Zealand’s Smartest Parrot

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Adding more fun into our daily lives may not be as difficult as we think! The kea—an unbelievably unique parrot known for their curious and mischievous ways—are masters at play, and they have a few things to show us about this delightful way to thrive in life!

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The Secret Survival Kit of the World’s Smallest Fox

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We’re headed off to the Sahara Desert to spy on the world’s tiniest (and arguably, it’s cutest) little hunter. Let’s learn the secrets to surviving in the desert and explore the superpowers that nature has given to each of us, with help from the fennec fox!

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