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No Space Wasted: The Urban Honey Bees Making City Life Sweeter

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Urban jungles are saving the future of our most precious pollinators. Cities may seem like strange places to find beehives, but from New York City to London to Detroit, bees are thriving in their new urban environments. Here’s how you can help them out!

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5 minutes

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New Natural Packaging You Can Eat Rather Than Trash!

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Did you ever think that you would be able to eat your sandwich and the wrapping that protects it too? Amazingly, this is now a reality thanks to edible packaging, a sustainable alternative that now offers a replacement for single-use packaging.

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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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5 minutes

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Turn Your Junk Mail into a Masterpiece: How to Make Paper!

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Stop throwing away your junk mail! With a little water, that recycling could become your next notebook, card, or to-do list. Let’s rethink our conceptions of waste and think critically about recycling, all with a fun new activity: paper-making! 

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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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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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The 2,000-Pound Vegetarians Slowing Climate Change

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Some of our best environmental engineers when it comes to winning the race to slow climate change have turned out to be these natural (and very cute) prairie-preserving specialists! Here’s how bison are restoring a previously destroyed landscape and keeping tons of carbon out of our atmosphere along the way.

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Heroes from Table Scraps: How Oysters Are Protecting NYC!

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New York Harbor is the cleanest it’s been in over a century and it’s thanks to a delicacy many of us love to slurp down…oysters! Using nature’s knowhow, table scraps, and a little ingenuity, oysters are bringing life back to polluted waters and protecting one of America’s most beloved cities!

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10 minutes

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Where There’s a Weevil, There’s a Way!

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Here’s a story that shows what’s possible when we use our strengths to solve big problems. When a Texas lake and way of life were threatened by an invasive species, scientists, community members, and weevils teamed up to save their beloved waters!

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Celebrating Our Most Under-Appreciated Neighbors!

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When you think of cities, trees probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. But did you know that trees are a vital part of creating healthy urban spaces? Urban forests have been used for thousands of years to keep city-dwellers healthy, and now we are rediscovering their benefits!

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Can We Bridge Change By Starting With What We Love?

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Could we solve major problems by coming together with storytelling and the things we share a passion for? That was the mission of two native Michiganders as they hopped in a veggie powered van to discover why their homeland was so important to people, and rally them around saving it!

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Bike Angels: Competitive Problem-Solving at Its Extreme!

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What happens when we use fun to inspire people to help the world in their own way? New York City tried out this experiment with their Citi Bike Bike Angels program and the results were, well, unexpectedly enthusiastic!

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23 minutes

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Is Going Zero Waste Really Possible?

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Have you seen those people who can fit a year’s worth of garbage into a mason jar? Is that even possible? Meet a family that tried to live zero waste for a month and see how it went!

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Meet These Queens of the Bug World!

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Powerful kingdoms are rising and falling all around us, each created and lead by a mighty queen. But what’s it like to be a queen in the insect world? We’re taking a royal tour through the lives of a wasp and a fire ant queen to learn what’s happening inside these busy colonies.

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Giving New Life to Well-Loved Clothes

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What if you could give old clothes an entirely new life? This was the question Patagonia wanted to tackle as a warehouse of used gear piled up around them. The fix they came up with to keep these garments out of the landfills is a model that changes the future of clothing!

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9 minutes

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Could Your Dinner Save the Planet?

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So, you’ve started recycling, maybe even use fewer straws! Is there another easy way you can easily benefit the planet? Why not start with your plate!

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7 minutes

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The Tastiest Way to Save the Planet

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Are you looking for food that’s good for both you and the environment? What if we told you that all of your favorite treats, from protein bars to tacos, can be made with insects! We’re discovering where those feelings of disgust you may be experiencing come from and how eating insects could help the planet. Dare to join us?

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9 minutes

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Turning Plastic Bags into Speakers!

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Some of the most important innovators of our time are finding ingenious ways to look at waste as a resource. Here’s a clever group that has found an artistic and functional way to use single-use plastic bags!

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The Conspiracy Chronicles: Litter, May 2019

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What can we do to pick up and prevent litter? Here are some ways you can help fight this problem and join people around the world hard at work, too!

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12 minutes

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Pa Arding: Turning Accidents into Opportunity

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How do any of us find a way to turn moments of tragedy into a catalyst for good? Pa Arding had her life inexorably changed, but that didn’t stop her from finding ways to paddle her way to a cleaner planet. There are a few lessons we can all learn from her story.

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11 minutes

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Meeting the Salween River

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On this Saturday Around the World, we’re traveling through the beautiful Salween River in China and seeing the efforts put into place to protect it.

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18 minutes

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Our Plastic Waste Problem: It’s Not About Perfection

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We all know that plastic waste is a huge problem, but what are we supposed to do about it? Turns out there’s a lot we can do with just a few little changes!

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27 minutes

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Why Wild Animals May End Up On Your Street

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These communities in Canada are helping us all reimagine what we can do to have healthy relationships with the wildlife that lives around us!

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11 minutes

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This Washing Machine Uses Beads to Clean Your Clothes

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Xeros Technology has developed a new way of cleaning garments that will completely change how washing machines affect our planet (and our wallet!)

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What You Learn When the Sun Doesn’t Rise

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There’s a span of time every year in the arctic zone when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon. What is it like to experience these polar nights? On this Saturday Around the World, we head to Greenland to explore.

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22 minutes

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So, What’s a Food Forest?

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There’s something growing on the South Coast of New Zealand that could change our lives. Check it out!

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11 minutes

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How Blue Whale Poop Changed This Scientist’s Life

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The study Whale Poop may not sound like life changing science, but for this scientist, it not only changed her life, it shifted the way we think about one of the planet’s most remarkable species and the ways we study them!

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Solutions from the Spinach King

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What if we saw a need in our communities and tried to fix it? Lufefe Nomjana saw the need for sustainable food in his community and tackled the problem to become the Spinach King! Here’s his story.

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23 minutes

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The Ocean Cleanup Project

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At only 19 years old, Boyan Slat of the Netherlands developed an ocean cleanup array which has removed over 7 million tons of plastic from the ocean. Learn more about The Ocean Cleanup Project and how you can help in today’s important feature.

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