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Nature and Environment Articles

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

Backyard Adventures with Nature Playscapes

By Wendy Gregory

Creating a natural play environment at home and in your community for the young and young at heart.

What's Your Moral Obligation in Response to Our Climate Emergency?

By Steven McFadden

The world's scientists have warned us almost 25 times that we are in a climate emergency and must take action.

Strange Wild Animal Behavior

By Bruce McElmurray

In our 23 years of remote life in the mountains we have experienced some unusual wild animal behavior.

The Environmental Impact of Plastic

By Seth M. Siegel

Learn about the environmental dangers associated with the production and use of plastics, and why you won’t miss much by switching away from bottled water.


50 Years of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Counting!

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS commemorates its 50th Anniversary by ruminating on his experiences with the magazine over the past five decades.


By Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin helps us reflect and celebrate 50 years of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine while honoring its back-to-the-land and self-sufficiency roots.

Bee No More: Population Decline and Soil Health

by Jon Lundgren

In order for us to save the bees, we must realize that the true cause of declining bees is hidden in our soil, and it’s up to all of us to take action.

Photos from the Field: Ice Encases Crimson Leaves


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