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What's Killing Old Trees?

Researchers are documenting the rapid death of old trees all around the world. Trees provide us with so many benefits, and we need to solve this scientific mystery.We live in a period of rapid environ

The Children's Eternal Rainforest

This Costa Rican land preserve is home to hundreds of plants and animals. Most amazing of all, it was bought by children.The Children’s Eternal Rainforest is home to an amazing variety of birds, butte

Preserving Nature’s Pharmacy

Have you ever stopped to wonder where the drugs we rely on come from? Many of our drugs come from medicinal plants of the tropical rainforest.Tropical rainforests evoke images of lush green trees, col

5 Health Benefits of Adult Colouring Books

Oh no! There’s a pencil crayon shortage! It’s due to the popularity of adult colouring books. So what’s the attraction? And what are the benefits of colouring? When I was a kid, I believed there were

Celebrate Pink Shirt Day

The Valentine roses have wilted, but the love and kindness generated by Pink Shirt Day on February 24th can last all year. Learn how two teenage boys started this anti-bullying movement, and how you c

4 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

If holiday stress is a regular part of your Christmas, learn how to dial it down with some simple strategies. Less really can be more.It’s upon us! The season of too much to do and too little time. We

Reduce Your Christmas Waste

Canadians use six million rolls of tape to wrap up Christmas presents, and that\'s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to holiday waste. Learn how to celebrate responsibly by making it a green Ch

Teenagers and Social Media

The online world can be a complicated one, but that doesn\'t mean that your Twittering teen has to get lost in its murky depths. Honest, open communication is the key to setting social-media boundaries

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