Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.

Native American Relocation in Arizona

By Jennifer Barros

Learn about an Arizona land dispute involving Navajo and Hopi Native Americans and a mining company. Originally published in the "Bits & Pieces" section of the April/May 1998 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Profiles in Self-Sufficiency

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

The founders of a healthy fast food restaurant, home energy efficiency products retailer, and a wilderness survival educator are some of the people profiled for their dedication to self-sufficiency.

Corporate Crime, Wind Turbine Noise, French Nuclear Accident, and More

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

This installment of the Energy Flashes feature touched briefly on over a dozen topics, including a corporate crime penalty that benefitted the company responsible, wind turbine noise, and a French nuclear accident.

Propagating Willow Trees for Soil Erosion Control

By Malcolm Margolin

Learn how easy it is to propagate willow trees for soil erosion control on your homestead property.


Facts About Black Bears

By Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen shares facts about black bears, including their preferred habitat, comparison to grizzly bears, birth rates, and survival in the wild.

JanSport Backpacks Corporate Humor Wins MOTHER Over


JanSport manages to catch MOTHER's eye and a spot in the magazine by sharing their sense of corporate humor in photos of two old-time farmers in bib-overalls wearing JanSport backpacks.

Phantom Utility Tax, Waste Wood Power, Pigeon Post, and More

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Stories on conversion to waste wood power, use of pigeon post to transport blood samples, and a utility tax that utilities haven't been paying are a few of a dozen or so energy-related news stories in this article.

The Arrowhead Mills 20K Run

By Carol Chennault

Arrowhead Mills near Dallas, TX was the site of a locally-sponsored 20K run in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.