Nature & Environment

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

Dear MOTHER August/September 2017


Letters from our readers about a debt-free cabin, agriculture in the classroom, a community garden, and more.

Living a Good Life

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS seeks a balanced, active life for himself and his canine companions.

Photos from the Field: Cat Paws at Patient Dog

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How Natural Disasters Make Entire Counties Poorer

By Kayla Matthews

Natural disasters are devastating to begin with but, when you consider the economic impacts they’re also responsible for, they’re downright terrifying.


5 Questions for Ananta Ripa Ajmera

By Ananta Ripa Ajmera

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Ananta Ripa Ajmera.

‘Busy as a Bee’ Has New Meaning with Colony Collapse Disorder

By Greg Long, GloryBee

Our food supply depends on the hard working honey bee. Colony Collapse Disorder is threatening the honey bee population. We must all do our part to help save the honey bee.

5 Questions for Jill Nussinow

By Jill Nussinow

Learn more about MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR speaker Jill Nussinow.

Kееріng Rасcооnѕ Awау from Your Property

By Elizabeth Gatto,

This article describes nоn-соnfrоntаtіоnаl, nоn-lеthаl mеthоdѕ to humanely kеер raccoons аwау frоm уоur hоmе or property.