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    How to Bring Your Dog on a Hike

    How to Bring Your Dog on a Hike

    There’s no better hiking companion than your favorite furry sidekick! Taking your dog into nature for a hike is not only a great bonding experience, but also keeps them physically active and provides important mental stimulation. Just like us, it’s important for our canine pals to get outdoors! However, hiking with a dog does require […]

    Pollinator Gardens on Bus Stop Roofs Grow Across Europe

    Pollinator Gardens on Bus Stop Roofs Grow Across Europe

    Across Europe, more and more bus stops are sporting a new look — with lush green roofs designed to support pollinators. The number of bus stops topped with pollinator gardens is expected to increase another 50% in the UK alone by the end of this year. The “bee bus stops” began popping up in Utrecht, […]

    Grasslands Build Biodiversity and Resilience Over Centuries

    Grasslands Build Biodiversity and Resilience Over Centuries

    The perhaps underappreciated champions of underground carbon storage and resilience, grasslands can often be found at most latitudes in open, continuous areas. Their grasses grow to between eight inches and seven feet in height with roots that go deep underground, according to NASA Earth Observatory. The height of the grass depends on soil depth and […]

    Pet Trade in Colorful Songbirds Could Drive Species to Extinction

    Pet Trade in Colorful Songbirds Could Drive Species to Extinction

    Sometimes, beauty can be a death sentence. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the demand for decorative feathers devastated the populations of birds like great egrets and birds of paradise. Today, it is the exotic pet trade that threatens bright birds with extinction.  A new study published in Current Biology September 15 found that […]