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Environment

The many benefits of the minuscule but mighty Miyawaki forests

Pioneered by a Japanese botanist, compact Miyawaki forests are beginning to replace backyard lawns on tiny plots around Canada

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  • 2 minutes

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illegal wildlife trade, elephant foot, ivory, biodiversity

Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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polar bear mother and her young cub

Exploration

Hearts in the Ice: Biodiversity and our oceans

Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

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  • 4 minutes
Me & My Microbes gut game

Science & Tech

Exploring the human microbiome, our ‘forgotten organ’

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You, a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, examines the connections between our microbiome and our health

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  • 4 minutes