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2/14/2013
By observing the birds and wildlife we learn valuable lessons to apply to our lives.
3/7/2014
Learning to make fromage blanc or chevre takes minutes, but the rewards last a lifetime.
10/9/2009
October 10 to 17 has been designated as National Wildlife Refuge Week, a great opportunity to visit the refuges close to you.
10/15/2008
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at your local wildlife refuge!
6/13/2013
Rick and Julie of “Beyond the Hunt” on The Outdoor Channel will use Bobcat tools to transform one landowner’s plot into a natural wildlife habitat.
2/18/2009
Beavers help create habitat for other species, so it's a good idea to protect them. Here are a few ideas for how to keep them from causing too much disruption on your property.
7/30/2008
Ponds serve many purposes that add an economic or recreational value to the landowner. If you own a pond or want to, read The Pond Guidebook to learn how to maintain or construct one.
2/5/2009
Here's what you need to know to participate in the Audubon Society's annual bird count. It's a fun and easy weekend event for anyone!
6/15/2011
Our HelpXers Mike and Melissa share their experiences as volunteers here at Sunflower Farm.
8/4/2011
Listen to what happens when you have a hole in your jeans and angry bees!
3/15/2012
I learned life lessons early in life as a newspaper delivery boy. Valuable lessons that carried on though life.
7/3/2014
A deadly fungal infection has killed millions of hibernating bats in eastern North America in the past decade. New research may help combat the devastating disease.
9/17/2014
Warmer weather proliferated the rise of a viral infection in deer dubbed Episodic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), carried by a tiny biting fly called a midge. Unfortunately, individual state deer management, once based in science, has now grown to be political. Influenced by farm agency and insurance company lobbyists, legislators regularly appoint natural resources directors who are not faithful guardians of wildlife.
7/7/2014
How we were adopted and befriended by a deer.
3/20/2013
While far-fetched, this is an absolute wildlife true story. Maybe it's coincidence, but I don't think so because I was looking into those warm friendly brown eyes.
10/29/2009
White nose syndrome continues to threaten bat populations. To help researchers find the cause, and hopefully a cure, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $800,000 in grants. Here's what one organization is doing to save the Virginia Big-Eared Bat.
4/19/2011
It’s spring or promises to be, and so, again, I need to be among the Cranes. There’s an actual ache in my breastbone which pulls me to get my feet wet in the meadows, to watch the Sandhill Cranes eat and dance in the farm fields, to hear them wake and call to one another at dawn, and to see them ride thermals on the brighter, south wind days, kettle, then fly to the river to roost together on the sandbars in the river at dusk.
11/19/2010
Today, eight conservations groups and 25 senators sent letters to President Obama to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
7/18/2011
Michelle discovers a new threat to her basil plants!
3/30/2011
Whether you’re a teacher, parent, school administrator, or homeschooler, you might be interested in some of these online resources related to environmental education and green curricula. Most of these websites are related to K-12 education.
10/7/2010
Amid mounting concerns over food security and sustainable food systems, the rise of urban gardens and agriculture has been on the rise. Due to a paralleled increase in the numbers of people interested in learning how to garden, programs in urban agriculture at colleges as well as nonprofit urban garden training programs have sprouted up across the country.
8/16/2012
Reflections on 15 years of mountain living.
5/8/2011
Learning to clear fields can be fun!
7/14/2010
Build a simple backyard barbecue pit with no more than a shovel and a good cover panel for your next barbecue party.
9/21/2009
We're excited for the second annual Escape from Berkeley rally. Last year, MAX won the inaugural event from Berkeley to Las Vegas. This year, it's a run for the Mexican border!
2/3/2009
From the Science Channel, watch the Brink TV show's spotlight on MAX and its victory in the Escape from Berkeley race.
3/1/2011
Looking for a fun summer job? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has student jobs available for youth interested in conservation and wildlife.
6/19/2013
Create a pollinator-friendly garden to attract hummingbirds, bees, bats and other animals.
2/19/2014
If you’re considering taking measures to control wildlife in your area by relocating wild animals, you may want to think twice. Start by learning about what happens to wild animals after they’re trapped and released in a new location.
7/23/2014
What's it like to live with timber wolves? Watch the video and find out what life is like raising wolves.
1/17/2011
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
2/4/2013
Tips on how to feed birds during the winter.
9/16/2012
In this posting we discuss the benefits of converting to renewable energy sources vs. the consequences of continuing to use fossil fuels.
3/25/2009
The wildlife conservation initiatives taken by residents of Austin, Texas have earned the city the title of Community Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Federation.
1/4/2013
Our true story about Junior a very unique deer.
8/3/2012
Looking ahead to September, it gives us all an opportunity to expand our horizons with furthering our knowledge and skill sets, baking and otherwise.
1/28/2014
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel shares her New Year's resolution for 2014: buying food directly from farmers.
10/24/2008
What kind of mpg did MAX get in the race? How did Jack get fuel along the way? How much can you get for a t-shirt and a copy of Mother Earth News? Answers to these exciting questions inside!
10/14/2008
MAX wins the Escape from Berkeley race!!
12/31/2008
Read dozens of reports of reader's homesteading adventures.
10/10/2008
MAX is hitting 60 mpg. That's better than a Prius, and before we get serious about streamlining.
10/10/2008
MAX is encountering robust competition at Escape from Berkeley
10/26/2011
Finding a company from an advertisement in Mother Earth News and how it benefited us. .
12/11/2013
Participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count to help scientists study winter bird populations: www.earthgauge.net/?p=33409
12/9/2013
WTAJ has partnered with the National Environmental Education Foundation and Project Noah to help show wildlife and the impacts of weather on living things in Central Pennsylvania.
4/21/2014
We have a visit from a moose this spring.
2/5/2014
Small but mighty: birds have smart strategies for surviving cold weather.
7/18/2012
Cam finds an new old-fashioned way to keep the wildlife out of his garden.
12/12/2011
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
12/10/2012
Participate this year in the annual Christmas Bird Count from December 14, 2012 - January 5, 2013 and help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
12/17/2012
Tips on which birds to keep an eye out for in different weather conditions.
12/12/2011
Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count allows citizens to help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
1/30/2012
Information on World Wetlands Day and their benefits and tips on how to protect your local wetlands.
4/8/2011
Cam makes himself laugh sometimes....
3/20/2012
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
1/28/2013
Does Punxsutawney Phil have competition for 'predicting' the weather? Take a look at these other animals and insects that can tell when the weather is changing, or can't they?
12/9/2011
Announcing the 2012 Wildlife Conservation Youth Engagement Grants!
3/2/2011
Sailors for the Sea presents its new Rainy Day Kits teach young sailors to care about marine ecology and the environment with fun, interactive games.
1/3/2012
Tip for avoiding lead sinkers when ice fishing.
2/11/2013
The Great Backyard Bird Count in 2013 runs from February 15 through February 18! Help scientists gain a snapshot of how winter bird populations are changing across North America.
7/2/2008
Animal-vehicle wrecks cause about 200 human fatalities and 29,000 injuries a year. The fight between wildlife and urban developers seems never-ending, but wildlife crossings can be a solution. Learn how you can help just by giving your state's Department of Transportation a call.
12/28/2012
Many readers can't say no to spouses, children, bosses, and so on. To please and care for others, we often sacrifice ourselves, working long hours, exhausting our energy. There is a cure. It's a two-letter word that starts with n. Try it.
9/12/2011
Rancho Margot in Costa Rica is completely off the grid and constantly closing the circle. Nothing is wasted on this self-sufficient ranch, where everything is considered a resource--including methane from the compost ovens.
6/10/2011
  I envision this chandelier—made entirely of items recovered from the recycling bin—hanging over a dining table on the patio. Making it is a pretty big project, though, and I would have to call in a friend with a jigsaw to help. (I don’t have the tools—or skills—that former Natural Home & Garden art director Susan Wasinger, who dreamed up this project, does.) Aside from the saw, the materials for this one are simple: used baby-food jars, a few yards of twisted wire, a couple repurposed barrel hoops and a length of rusty chain. And happily, I can make the “lite” version–pretty votive holders—which lets me stop before power tools are needed.  
2/12/2014
Help scientists study how bird populations are changing during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
7/16/2014
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
10/28/2008
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens the debate of whether to remove the Northern Rocky gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. 
2/4/2010
The National Wildlife Federation has released a report that explains the effects of climate change on winter weather. Warmer winters and heavy snow are causing problems for agriculture, wildlife, communities and even the skiing industry — and the NWF is calling for policy reforms to reduce emissions to slow the effects of global warming. Read on to learn more.
8/18/2008
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall along the US-Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants, but have they thought about the wildlife that they will destroy along the way?
8/8/2011
Tips to help wildlife beat the heat with fresh water.
2/19/2013
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
9/10/2012
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
9/17/2008
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
8/18/2014
A chirping predator may be an unexpected and unwanted visitor. Mountain lions do chirp and one set me on edge.
11/2/2012
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is seeking readers’ stories of home-based businesses, and we’ll pay $50 for each story we use.
10/15/2008
MAX debuts by taking the checkered flag of the 800+ mile, no gasoline consumed, Escape from Berkeley race.
10/3/2010
Who the heck is Paul Goodman? The car-free visionary who inspired a new documentary and bicycle contest.
8/31/2011
Addition to our family and our homestead. Echo a GSD with a new chance at life in his furever home.
7/1/2011
Use an old aluminum can and branch trimmings to make a rustic and beautiful vase. This simple project using humble materials costs nearly nothing and looks like a million bucks.
9/6/2011
A Berkeley, California, artist has outfitted a dumpster with all the amenities--including granite countertops and hardwood floors--in his mission to "break down what a house should be."
6/26/2013
Bake those tart cherries dangling from your backyard tree into sweet and tasty fruit pies. Here's how to make fresh cherry pie without stressing about the perfect pie crust.
6/17/2011
Mother has always known best, and these tips for reusing what would otherwise be garbage are as relevant today as they were in 1970.
5/6/2011
Patty Bouillon started a Facebook group to connect tornado victims with photos after she found an ultrasound photo among the debris swept in by last month's tornadoes. Her account is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time
7/14/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
3/18/2011
In this Wind Energy Blog, we talk with a representative from The Nature Conservancy to learn more about the environmental impacts of wind energy. Despite the many concerns about the impacts these wind farms can have on wildlife, there are no current regulations that wind farm developers must follow before building their wind farms.
1/14/2009
The Bush administration is removing gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, but environmentalists think it could be a mistake.
7/7/2008
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall to create a barrier along the US-Mexico border. Although the wall will never completely stop illegal immigrants from coming into the country, it will risk the survival of animals and wildlife in the area.
7/23/2008
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall along the US-Mexico border, despite petitions from the Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club.
7/2/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
1/12/2011
Solar Energy International (SEI), the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service all offer events to educate participants in varying pursuits. This blog provides links to activity calendars and workshop schedules.  
5/19/2011
Earth floors are a durable, versatile and attractive option for new homes and renovations alike.
7/29/2011
From a home built into a cliff to a home built out from laundry soap boxes, these homes prove how fun and satisfying it is to push the conventional edge. It's your house. Create whatever you want.
4/23/2013
Honey bees, the Boston tragedy, and our power to create the world we’ve been waiting for.
4/7/2010
The U.S. Forest Service began hosting roundtable discussions on March 29 (continuing until May 12) to give citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions on the future management of national forests.
1/19/2013
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.
8/13/2012
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks


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