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In Costa Rica, a collaboration between conservation and photography is having a profoundly positive impact on the growing dangers faced by one of our slowest furry friends, helping the country remain one of the few places in the world where sloths are not endangered.Read MoreCreating a Safer World for Urban Sloths, One Photo at a Time
56 min listen
You Can Transform Your Outrage into Action: The Proof Is In This Elephant Plushie with Kristina McKean (Episode #155)
Kristina McKean has a story that demonstrates exactly why we should not wait to start building lives of meaning and purpose. Kristina found a way to take the skills of her working life and combine them with her lifelong passion for animal welfare. Now, she finds joy every day in her work and the impact it’s having on wildlife and a new generation of very young philanthropists through her work at The Elephant Project.Read MoreYou Can Transform Your Outrage into Action: The Proof Is In This Elephant Plushie with Kristina McKean (Episode #155)
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Did you know humpback whales have viral songs, too? Just like us, humpback whales love a catchy new tune. From Australia all the way to Ecuador, viral whale songs are taking over the ocean. This astonishing discovery is changing how we see whales and ourselves in the natural world.Read MoreWhales Have Viral Music, Too!
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The honey bee came to America with European colonialists, and has stolen the show in bee conservation. 4,000 other bee species have been calling America home for far longer, and are vital to the health of the American biosphere. Our local bees need our help too—and here’s how you can be their eco-hero!Read MoreYour Local Bees Need a Place to Stay: Shifting Spotlight to Native Bees Near You
5 min read
Deep in the Indian Ocean sits the island of Réunion, a French department that finds itself along the “shark highway” and is notorious for its encounters, yet famous for its waves straight out of a surfer’s dream. So, how can surfers and sharks peacefully coexist? As always, there’s a solution to the problem. Introducing: Réunion Island’s shark spotters!Read MoreShark Spotters: The Safety Team Working the World’s Best Waves
18 min read/watch
If you’ve ever scratched your head wondering why the shimmering plumage of a peacock is so mesmerizing, or became hypnotized by the colors in a dragonflies wings and wished you knew why, you’re in luck! Read on as we discover the mystifying physics behind one of nature’s most beautiful visual tricks.Read MoreFeathers, Puddles, and Bugs: The Science Behind Iridescence in Nature
20 min read/watch
Killer whales have more in common with your grandmother than you may think. It's a fascinating story and an opportunity for all of us to easily make the world a little better place today! Turns out, some wise elders of the Pacific Northwest, grandmother killer whales, are at a tipping point for their survival, but we can influence that quickly. This is an amazing story and a chance to be change-makers!Read MoreHere’s What Killer Whales Have in Common with Your Grandmother!
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Join us on a short journey to a fascinating yet underappreciated world that exists all around us: the microscopic world. Tiny as it may be, this shockingly awe-inspiring world occupies more of Earth than we ever will.Read MoreUnveiling Hidden Beauty: 17 Microscopic Wonders You Need to See Today
When was the last time you had your breath taken away by the natural world? For Sawanobari climbers, these moments are all around them as they scale Japan's magnificent waterfalls and experience the raw power of some of nature's most beautiful features, in a whole new way!Read MoreWitnessing Nature’s Roar: The Heart-Pounding Ancient Art of Waterfall Climbing in Japan
When was the last time you gazed up at the stars of the night sky? Imagine if future generations didn't have access to that wonder? Light pollution impacts 80% of humanity, and it can have serious impacts on our health and the planet. Here are the people working to save our dark skies and the easy ways you can make a positive impact too.Read More80% of the World Lives Beneath Light Polluted Skies. We Can Change That by Tonight
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You may think of them as a stinky pet, but ferrets are truly talented critters! Read on to see what sets them apart from other mammals, and how they have been helping us humans out of tight spots for over 2000 years!Read MoreFerrets: History’s Most Helpful Cable Guys
55 min listen
This chat with conservation innovator Topher White will give you a feeling of celebration and wonder. In 2013, he created the ingenious Rainforest Connection, a nonprofit which is helping to preserve biodiversity in 34 countries and counting. And now, he is launching another pioneering technology! But this time, it’s one we can all bring to our own backyards, neighborhoods, and even on vacation. All of that, in the service of making a personal connection with the natural world around us, in fascinating and delightful ways.Read MoreYour Backyard at Night: What the Critters Can Teach Us with Topher White (Episode #135)
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