Nature & Environment

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

Choose Plants That Will Adapt to Change

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS chooses cultivars that will acclimate to shifts specific to his garden.

Photos from the Field: Calm Water Captures Stunning Mountain Reflection

Share your photos of MOTHER EARTH NEWS topics by joining our community Flickr photo group.

Why Education is Critical to the Earth Law Movement

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

Are you a newbie to Earth law and the rights of nature movement? Here's why it's important to get educated and how you can do so.

An American Mink in your Pond

By Elizabeth Gatto

American Minks sometimes mistake domestic ponds as their natural habitat.


Writing Urban Ag Policy

Helen Schnoes and Mary Miller of the Douglas County Food Policy Council to discuss how to work inside your city limits to gain agricultural rights for your community.

The Solution According to Transition US: Interview with New Co-Director Don Hall

By Willi Paul

The issues that Transition is addressing are the foremost issues of our time.

Can Rivers Have Rights, Too?

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

A short blog discussing the rights of rivers and Earth Law Center's work to preserve and protect rivers.