Nature and Environment Articles

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

Earth Law and Coastal Communities

By Darlene May Lee, Earth Law Center

Darlene Lee discusses problems of coastal communities and solution as improving the Earth Law Framework for Marine Protected Areas.

Understanding Active Soil

By Kayla Matthews

Understanding what active (also known as expansive) soil is could make your home improvement projects much more successful (and safer).

Ten Principles of Civic Ecology

By Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

Discover the ten principles that promote restoration and stewardship of disaster-torn local environments.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Greenest Show On Earth

By Kurt Jacobson

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is an excellent example of how a large event can be eco-friendly.


Embracing a New Solution for Keeping Bees

By Oscar H. Will III

The Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS describes his lightbulb moment for luring wild honeybees into baited swarm traps and then transferring them to full-sized beehive boxes.

The Natural Collection Through Collagraph Printmaking: Part 1

By Barbara Hengstenberg

Using treasures from nature, this printmaking technique can be used to create artwork and note cards. It's also a fun project for arts and crafts for kids.

Largest Flower Show in the USA in Fredericksburg, Texas

By Lisa Kivirist

Want to see the biggest flower show in the country? Get your free front row seat every spring. Acres upon acres of Texas Bluebonnets and Red Corn Poppies can be enjoyed at Wildseed Farms, the nation's largest wildflower farm, and in the surrounding community of Fredericksburg, Texas.

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