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The vital role of our wetlands in balancing our planetary health and climate (Interview with Max Finlayson of the Society of Wetland Scientists)

On this podcast episode, Max sheds light on how cities were often built on flood plains and wetlands where the flooding was essential to supporting their biodiversity of life; why the preservation and restoration of our wetlands are key to stabilizing our climate; how wetlands impact people's livelihoods and our public health; and more.

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How probiotics can build resilience against disease and ecological challenges (interview with Raja Dhir of Seed)

On this podcast episode, Raja sheds light on common misconceptions of what "probiotics" are and what a healthy microbiome should look like; why we perhaps need to learn from how the Amish people live; how our knowledge of probiotics can be applied to address ecological challenges such as our honey bees' colony collapse disorder; and more.

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Mycorrhizal fungi and why soil health is vital to all life on earth (interview with Dr. Kris Nichols of Pachaterrae)

On this podcast episode, hear about the vital role of mycorrhizal fungi in indirectly supporting resilience against climate change; the importance of biodiversity in creating synergies that strengthen the health of our ecosystems; how soil microbiology impacts the bioavailability of the nutrients within our foods; and more.

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Accepting there is no orthodoxy in environmentalism to activate everyone

Hear about why the dominant narrative that we're destructive as humans actually does our work for sustainability a disservice; the importance of accepting that there are a wide variety of ways people connect with and help protect nature; how we can come together to create a larger positive impact through collective action; and more.

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