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You’ve probably seen headlines about how we are currently in the sixth mass extinction that the Earth has seen (though… Read more As the World Falls Apart: Why Is Extinction Such a Big Deal?
A shiny new study just came out detailing nature’s restorative effects, specifically on children and adolescents. It’s an in-depth literature… Read more How Nature Makes Us Feel Better
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