Nature & Environment

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

Biosolids or Biohazard? Part 2

By Lidia Epp

A precedent setting legal battle is being played in Virginia's countryside. Local business owner is seeking county's permit to store and process municipal and industrial sludge inside a residential neighborhood. If he is allowed to build the biosolids processing facility - health and the quality of life of hundreds of local residents will be compromised and the permit could mean a green light to other similar enterprises mushrooming in rural areas.

The Airborne Bestiary

By Jerry Dennis

When we think of the atmosphere, we might assume it is mostly a lifeless place. Boy, are we wrong.

Home Radon Detection and Mitigation

By Bruce McElmurray

Radon is colorless, odorless, and invisible but it can give you lung cancer. Learn to test for radon in your home and techniques to mitigate its impacts.

Ecotourism in San Diego, Part 2

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Surprisingly, the San Diego area is home to one of the largest collections of small farms in any county in America. Green travel is boosted by these farmers supplying the farmers' markets and farm-to-table restaurants. There's a few lodging options for the eco-minded, too.


Hank Will Comes Home to MOTHER EARTH NEWS

By Hank Will

Hank Will has become Editor-in-Chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS after many years spent perusing its pages.

State Laws on Pesticide Application Notifications

By Beyond Pesticides

Some states have adopted laws to warn residents about lawn, turf, and ornamental pesticide applications.

Oregon Company Salvages Urban Timber

By The Wood-Mizer Team

After seeing beautiful trees in Oregon going to waste, Seth Filippo realized the Pacific Northwest had a huge underutilized resource in urban wood.

Biosolids or Biohazard?

By Lidia Epp

Meet Carla Jordan, the resident of a rural county of Spotsylvania, VA. This a true story of how land application of biosolids affected Carla's life and how she decided to fight for the health and welfare of her family and her community.

Crowd at Seven Springs MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR


Sept. 15-17, 2017
Seven Springs, PA.

With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.