Every species has its own important role in maintaining nature's balance.

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Everything Is Connected

In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything in nature is connected, and how we can restore its delicate balance.

"The more humble we are in the face of our experience with the natural world ... the more we're going to find a healthy coexistence with it." — Bernie Krause, bioacoustician

Every species plays a crucial role in our natural world. But when humans tinker with the equation, a chain reaction can cause entire ecosystems to break down. In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything is connected in nature, with some bold ideas about how we can restore the delicate balance and bring disappearing ecosystems back.

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What Lessons Came Out Of Biosphere 2?

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"In habitats that are pretty much untouched, the sound is organized and structured in such a way so that each critter establishes its own bandwidth" — Bernie Kraus James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Does Listening To Nature Teach Us About Changing Habitats?

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"Bees are vital to the pollination and production of our fruits and vegetables ... unfortunately, they're all in trouble" — Marla Spivak James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Why Are Bees Disappearing?

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