Nature & Environment

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

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

By Geri Vistein

An understanding our human history teaches us much about our present day perspectives and our behaviors that manifest those perspectives. We can observe this in all facets of our human society, and it is most poignantly made aware to us in Dan Flores’ newly published book, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History. Read on!


An Ecotourism Escape to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Come early or linger for a few days after the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR and cool off at Elkhart Lake. Explore some of the spectacular natural areas, savor farm-to-table meals, or relax at an eco-spa at the Osthoff Resort.


Cougars Return to Their Homeland

By Geri Vistein

Cougars, our American lion, historically have been the most widespread large carnivore of both North and South America. After being almost systematically annihilated from our continent by those who came before us, our big cat is making heroic attempts to return to their lost homeland. Will we let them?


Biosolids or Biohazard? Part 2

By Lidia Epp

A precedent setting legal battle is being played in Virginia's countryside. Local business owner is seeking county's permit to store and process municipal and industrial sludge inside a residential neighborhood. If he is allowed to build the biosolids processing facility - health and the quality of life of hundreds of local residents will be compromised and the permit could mean a green light to other similar enterprises mushrooming in rural areas.


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The Airborne Bestiary

By Jerry Dennis

When we think of the atmosphere, we might assume it is mostly a lifeless place. Boy, are we wrong.


Home Radon Detection and Mitigation

By Bruce McElmurray

Radon is colorless, odorless, and invisible but it can give you lung cancer. Learn to test for radon in your home and techniques to mitigate its impacts.


Ecotourism in San Diego, Part 2

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

Surprisingly, the San Diego area is home to one of the largest collections of small farms in any county in America. Green travel is boosted by these farmers supplying the farmers' markets and farm-to-table restaurants. There's a few lodging options for the eco-minded, too.


Hank Will Comes Home to MOTHER EARTH NEWS

By Hank Will

Hank Will has become Editor-in-Chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS after many years spent perusing its pages.