Nature and Environment Articles

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

Open Water Commercial Fish Farms

By Ruth Domingo

Commercial open fish farm practices must change before we kill our oceans with GMO fish that escape into the open waters.

Reverse Pollinator Decline in Your Backyard

By Mia Rishel

Pollinator decline is a serious threat to biodiversity as well local food security, but you have backyard options to support habitat for bees, bats, birds and butterflies.

Just the Fracking Truth: Comparing Alternative Energies to Natural Gas

By Ruth Domingo

Review our current energy choices and consider waste to energy for a more natural fuel to fracking, which releases methane as a by-product into our atmosphere.

Building Backyard Habitat for Barn Owls: Lessons from a Lifelong Naturalist

By Tom Stephan, Barn Owl Boxes

Build a barn owl box to naturally rid your property of rodents while promoting owl habitats by following a master falconer's next box design.


Large Scale Food Forests and Reforestation

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

Food forests are a proven benefit but there are arguments against their large-scale implementation ... but why the conflict?

Solve These Climate Change Report Mysteries

By Steven McFadden

Why did the USDA bury a key report on climate change? What actions would meet your enlightened self-interest? What are you waiting for?

Adopting Senior Dogs

By Bruce McElmurray

The rewards are special when adopting older dogs. Their gratitude and love is plainly visible.

Foraging for Chanterelles

By Eric Orr

How, when, and where to find wild chanterelle mushrooms.

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