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Colourful mosquito nets

Travelling in a New Direction

Community-based tourism is a responsible way to travel, preserving a destination community’s culture and environment.

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A Community Prepared

The tight-knit community of Anacla prepares for a predicted earthquake; can neighbouring communities learn from them?

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On the Rise

Green roofs are on the rise for their environmental benefits and their ability to bring communities together.

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To Bee or Not to Bee

With minuscule tracking devices glued to their backs, bees are valuable research subjects to psychologists studying memory and learning.

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Grow Your Own

Taproot, Kauai, is a farming community that supplies herbs, spices, and exotic fruits and vegetables to adventurous chefs.

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Plastic Oceans

The continued growth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is motivating advocates to find innovative ways to clean it up.

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Turning the Tides

Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program educates and empowers consumers to make sustainable seafood purchasing decisions, easily.

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Future Harvests

Innovative UBC program provides a new generation of farmers with agricultural education and hands-on experience.

Rescuing Chester

False killer whale, Chester, arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium near death. But he not only survived – he thrived!

Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan

The Philippines’ Last Frontier

Breathtaking views, crystal blue waters, powder white sand. Heaven on Earth is found at Palawan Province, Philippines.

Growing Alternatives

From mushroom surfboards to bamboo bicycles and hemp beer: once futuristic, eco-friendly alternatives are available now.

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City Bee, Country Bee

Urban beekeeping is a growing trend in many cities around the world. But with the population of rural bees continuing to decline, it’s uncertain whether rooftop hives will be enough to save our pollinators.

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The Fin Appeal

Researchers, activists and shark experts weigh in to broaden the dialogue surrounding shark conservation.

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Debunking Jaws

The great white shark is not the villainous, vengeful killer Hollywood would have you believe.

Junji Shinada

Leaving the Garden

Master gardener Junji Shinada is parting ways with Nitobe after 25 years.

Science or Slaughter

A careful look at the Japanese whaling problem.

Sayama Forest

Keeping it lush and magical for generations to come.

Project Seahorse

The little creature spurring on big change.

Peril in the Jungle

Palm oil plantations put Indonesia’s orangutans in danger.

Flowers of Asia

The cultural significance of Asia’s flowers.

Gardening the Rough

The restoration of a historical West Coast garden.

Mandarin

History behind the mandarin orange.

Reflections in a Garden

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese garden offers sanctuary in the heart of Vancouver.

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