Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.
Certified B Corporations (called "B Corps") are companies fulfilling a mission beyond profit. They're actively engaged with standards set by the nonprofit B Lab, from those related to environmental causes and social improvement to community development and employee advancement.

School Gardens Meme The Resurgence of School Gardens
School gardens play a vital role in our nation's educational systems. Though the concept dates back to the 1800s, their role has gained popularity in the past 20 years, and for good reasons.
Akiko and Terumasa with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editorial team Read MOTHER EARTH NEWS in Japanese!
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS team welcomed visitors from Japan, who have been translating the magazine into Japanese for subscribers.
Green Forest Storefronts How Tyson Foods Kills Small Rural Towns
Big industrial meat companies, such as Tyson and Smithfield Foods, practice vertical integration. Small rural towns suffer when the companies crush local economies.
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ESSENTIAL READING

Keystone Species: How Predators Create Abundance and Stability 
Wolves, bears, otters, starfish — these ecosystem engineers affect nature in overt yet surprisingly subtle ways.

This Land Is Your Land: Why National Parks Matter
Our national parks are public treasures that provide more than a window to our past or a means to preserve the natural bounty within them. They’re some of the most beautiful places on Earth, where you can rekindle your sense of awe and adventure.

Why We Need Wilderness 
During a nearly 60-year career, Pulitzer-Prize winner Wallace Stegner, known as the Dean of Western Writers, wrote eloquently about the value of wild places.

Raptors, the Sky Masters 
Eagles, hawks and falcons: From their awesome aeronautics to their precise predatory instincts, these birds are the pinnacle of flight.

Brain Birds: Amazing Crows and Ravens 
No matter where you live, they’re your neighbors. You might want to watch them — carefully.

Barn Owl Magic 
Beautiful and mysterious, barn owls also are prolific predators of rodents.

Fireflies: The Twinkle in Nature's Eye  
Fireflies bring magic to warm summer evenings.

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