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Nature and Environment Articles

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

Burning Question: Safely Incinerate Trash and Debris at Home

By Monica White

Tips for burning trash and debris safely in town or on the homestead.

Introducing a New Dog Into the Home

By Bruce McElmurray

How over the years we have introduced new dogs into our home, with other dogs present, successfully.

Walking Under the Whirling Rainbow: All-Faith Cross-Country Pilgrimage Celebrates 25 Years

By Steven McFadden

Twenty-five years ago, a band of walkers representing all races and faiths made an epic pilgrimage from the Atlantic to the Pacific in support of Mother Earth.

Preserving the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout: Lessons in Environmental Activism

By Bruce McElmurray

One determined and informed person can make a difference in environmental issues. Sometimes a group can be more detrimental that beneficial.


Mother Nature Teaches Flexibility During Times of Upheaval

By Blythe Pelham

My normally organized spring garden preparations took a 10-week turn due to a bout with the coronavirus.

Honeybee Swarm Season in New England!

By Kristen Tool, Olsen Farm

Have you spotted a honeybee swarm? Don't panic! Nature is handing you a gift.

Agrarian Commons: Community-Supported Agriculture's Role in Recovery

By Steven McFadden, Chiron Communications

The global pandemic has unleashed a wave of interest in community-supported agriculture (CSA) and food security. Many positive possibilities can arise from this.

Them That’s Doin’: Reviving the Victory Garden



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 reviving the Victory Garden, learning about herbal medicine, and drinking from an easy-to-use water purifier bottle.

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