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

California’s Climate Change and Clean Water Problem

By Kayla Matthews

Arsenic and nitrate are the biggest water contaminates in California. And, beyond those, it's not difficult to see how the issue could quickly exacerbate if California continues to have severe drought issues.

How One Small Florida Town Changed How Americans Live

By Jay Walljasper

Famous as the setting of The Truman Show, Seaside, Fla., brought neighborliness back into fashion.

A Movie Review of The Biggest Little Farm

By Kurt Jacobson

The Biggest Little Farm is a movie that is impacting people around the world with a message of hope for the environment and humans. Here is a review.

Sleepwalking into Certain Catastrophe, or Awakening via Agroecology

By Steven McFadden

UN reports say we are sleepwalking toward imminent catastrophe. Awakening to agroecology is a necessary and wise response.


The Tragic Realities of the Big Cities

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

Big cities are not by any means sustainable, but are they better than the alternative?

Bird Watching

By Bruce McElmurray

We have discovered an abundance of birds since the wildfire destroyed much of the land around us.

Them That’s Doin’: Sketching on a Solo Hike


Check out what Mother Earth News editors and readers have been enjoying lately, from apps and classes to tools and techniques. In this edition, editors are sketching, learning primitive skills, barring birds from eating their berries, and more.

Photos from the Field: Lightning Lines Stormy New Mexico Sky


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