Nature and Environment Articles

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

How to Stop Invasive Plants

By Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt

Learn about invasive plant species, how they harm our local ecosystems, and how you can take action in your community to prevent their spread.

A Broken Twig and Our Broken World

By Steven McFadden

Stand up. You matter. The UN released another kick-in-gut report about the wholesale extinction taking place with our life-support system.

Appreciating Forgotten Places

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

The remains of some cabins and barn from farms of the past still stand, forgotten on roadsides and in fields. We can still appreciate their beauty, and in turn learn to appreciate our own homes.

Photos from the Field: Goat Makes a Playful Face


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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.

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