Nature and Environment Articles

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

Farmworkers at Risk During the Pandemic

By Amanda Sorell

Farmworkers are deemed “essential” during a pandemic, but that designation is at odds with the limited protection and pay they receive for providing the nation’s food supply.

The March Towards Zero Waste

By Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Take a peek at the survey reported to the Office of Sustainable Practices on what zero waste means to consumers and how the company works to meet them.

Communities Push for Zero Waste

By Patrice R. Holderbach

Communities are pushing for a zero waste policy, a long-term goal many feel is in reach.


5 Questions for Shawna Coronado

By Shawna Coronado

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Shawna Coronado.

Coexisting with Cougars

By Kristina Seleshanko

With an observant eye and some precautions, you can coexist with the pumas around your property while keeping yourself, your livestock, and your pets safe.

Our Campaign for Natural Landscaping

Story and photos by Blythe Pelham

Through education and patience, a couple contests the legitimacy of lawn laws, and advocates for their property to serve as a lush wildlife haven.

Using Plant Identification to Discover Smooth Carrion Flower

By Kathy Shaw

Discovering a vining mystery plant on her property led the author to use a plant-identification guide to learn that edible carrion flower had taken root.

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