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Nature and Environment Articles

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

Them That’s Doin’: Bobcat’s Product Launch


Check out what MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors and readers have been enjoying lately, from apps and classes to tools and techniques. In this edition, editors are testing new Doosan Bobcat products, giving lambs a helping hand, and writing in a lovely observational journal.

Using Free Wood from Storm-Downed Trees

By Douglas Dedrick, Healing Law

Hurricanes can knock down a lot of trees, but there are many useful alternatives for using storm-downed wood rather than letting it rot.

The Mandatory Morphing of America's Family Farms

By Steven McFadden

Many forces are driving the mutation and decline of America's family farms. But there are ways that we can embrace to consciously morph in response.

Ranney Ranch: An Eco-Friendly Southwestern Cattle Ranch

By Kurt Jacobson

Ranney Ranch is dispelling the notion that ranches are damaging the grasslands of New Mexico. This Audubon certified bird-friendly ranch is an example to follow.


Greta Thunberg, 16-Year-Old Climate Activist, Arrives in Spain

By Melanie M. Kirby, Zia Queen Bees

COP25, the United Nations' climate conference in Madrid during December 2019, included a climate activists' march.

GreenBees Initiative Promotes Pollinator Stewardship [Video]

By Melanie M. Kirby, Zia Queen Bees

GreenPeace initates GreenBees educational program to bring awareness to the dire challenges of pesticides on pollinator and environmental health.

Old Dogs Rock

By Bruce McElmurray

How our two old dogs have welcomed a new dog into their pack and set behavior perimeters.

A Sustainable Career: Landscape Designer Amy Dutt

By Wendy Gregory

Amy Dutt creates landscapes that bring ecology into lands and lives with sustainable landscape design.

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