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Number of Bee species dropping

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Almost a quarter of the estimated 20,000 bee species on Earth may be in decline, researchers have found. The January study is the first time the well-being of pollinators has been assessed on a global scale, with previous concerns of declining wild pollinator populations based on local or regional studies.

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Agarikon: An old-growth mushroom, possibly the key to fighting future pandemics

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

With care bordering on affection, mycologist Paul Stamets hoists up an enormous conk of agarikon to better show it off.

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