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With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
It’s possible to lower the risks in adventure tourism to make it safer but legislators are grappling with the question of how to regulate the experience without killing the excitement. (Shutterstock)

Québec snowmobile tragedy raises questions about adventure tourism

The rise in adventure tourism is prompting a close examination of how to regulate it. But how to regulate risk without killing the adventure?
Getting enough physical activity can be challenging for women and girls, because they have to negotiate complex gender roles, stereotypes and cultural narratives about the body. (Shutterstock)

Girls and women need more time in nature to be healthy

Women and adolescent girls say that being outdoors in nature offers opportunities to gain confidence in physical activity.
Three generations of a Wisconsin family with a nine-point buck. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Flickr

Is hunting moral? A philosopher unpacks the question

What place does hunting have in our urbanized society? Is it acceptable to kill for fun? For conservation? Philosophy doesn't have all the answers, but it can help us understand opposing views.

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