Nature and Environment Articles

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

Try Hammock Camping in Backwoods for Low Impact

by Laura and Guy Waterman  

Use a hammock on your next adventure to reduce your footprint and find solitude.


How Fast Do Rabbits Reproduce?

By Elizabeth Gatto

If conditions are right, a pair of rabbits can turn into 20 rabbits within a year! To find out how, read more here.


Finding Common Ground

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS urges readers to find commonalities with others to work toward solutions for the issues we face.


Photos from the Field: Horse Peers Out of Bright-Red Barn

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Attracting Barn Swallows To Your Property

By Rebecca Harrold

Barn swallows are beautiful and have a ravenous appetite for flying insects. Learn how you can welcome barn swallows to a country property.


Is that a Rabbit or a Hare and What’s the Difference?

By Elizabeth Gatto

Rabbits and hares look incredibly similar and most people cannot tell the difference, which is fascinating because they are two entirely different species. Learn to identify them here.



Low-impact Options for a More Sustainable Wedding

By Marissa Hermanson, Larson Jewelers

If you’ve made a vow to reduce your carbon footprint, you and your beau can embrace sustainability on your big day, too. From saying “no” to shipping to cutting back on travel, you easily can throw a low-impact wedding celebration with environmental and social responsibility considered. Here are a few points of entry.



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