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Nature and Environment Articles

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

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.

States Set Clean Energy Goals

By Amanda Sorell

Updates on how individual states are achieving clean energy, the future of shelterbelts in rural America, networks for black community food security, and more.

Them That’s Doin’: Forays into Fermentation


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 using kits to brew kombucha, playing garden-themed games, and gaining traction on ice.


Photos from the Field: Ice Encases Crimson Leaves


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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.

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.

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.

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