Nature and Environment Articles

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

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.

How to Humanely Trap Squirrels for Removal From an Attic

By Elizabeth Gatto

Squіrrеlѕ can саuѕе ѕеrіоuѕ рrоblеmѕ. Thеу оftеn сhеw on your hоuѕе, еіthеr thе іnѕіdе оr outside. They like to сhеw оn аll ѕоrtѕ оf ѕurfасеѕ, such аѕ the lеаd piping аrоund plumbing ѕtасkѕ, vents, wіrеѕ, and оf соurѕе wood. Thе оnlу real wау tо remove squіrrеlѕ from an attic іѕ tо рhуѕісаllу remove thеm. You can use lіvе trарѕ yourself or you can hire a professional wildlife removal expert to come remove them for you.