Nature and Environment Articles

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

Life Outside the Box

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS attended an inspiring conference that encouraged him to keep an open mind when seeking explanations.

A Maui Eco-Primer

By Kurt Jacobson

Maui and Hawaii are one of the most fascinating environments on earth. The question I had before going there was, how much is left of the once pristine environment?

Three Reasons to Learn Survival Skills

By Mark Warren

Learn a few of survival tips and you can be prepared for just about anything. After all, you never know when things can take a turn for the worse.

Six Ways to Obtain Drinkable Water

By Mark Warren

Find water in a pinch using these six ingenious ways to gather drinkable water. With a bit of patience, it’s almost as easy as flipping on the faucet.


7 Plants for 7 Specific Problems

By Mark Warren

Explore the wonders of herbal medicines derived from plants found in the wild. This guide covers remedies for migraines, insect bites, and more!

Farms, Food, Climate, and Our Will to Change

By Steven McFadden

Agriculture plays a key role in aggravating climate chaos, but it can play a heroic role in reversing it.

Green Lakes and Greenhouse Gases: What to Know

By Kayla Matthews

Agriculture is a leading source of nutrient pollution, so changes to agricultural practices could have the biggest impact.

Are Cracks in Walls Normal? How to Tell an Eyesore From Real Danger

By Kayla Matthews

When homeowners notice an unsightly crack in their wall, they'll often turn to spackle. In truth, the problem may be bigger than that.

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