Nature and Environment Articles

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

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.


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.


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Will Repellents Get a Bat Out of my Attic?

By Elizabeth Gatto

Brief explanation on why bat repellents do not work and what to do instead


Zen and the Art of Barberry Removal

By Blythe Pelham

Blythe shares her methods and musings on the recent removal of a Japanese barberry from her garden.


How Does the Ocean Get Rights and Why Does It Need It?

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

This blog post is about protecting ocean's rights to exist and why it is important!


5 Questions for Dawn Combs

By Dawn Combs

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Dawn Combs!