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Flight of the bumblebee: Research tracks every move of these mysterious creatures

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Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

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Do you see a devil in this orchid?

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Beautiful permaculture farm grows in just three years

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A permaculture food forest in the deserts of Jordan

Permaculture enthusiasts are quick to make bold claims about food forests feeding the world. But how often do we see successful permaculture programs in...

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