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Retired Farmland Can Become Valuable Habitat — If We Give It A Hand

With Earth in the throes of what many scientists consider our planet’s sixth mass extinction — as living organisms disappear, and even many of those seen as “species of low concern” are stricken by plunging populations and increasingly constricted ranges — conservation is a global concern.

How Making Can Help Us Shop Less

Not so long ago, the basic skills needed for repairing and refurbishing – such as sewing, knitting, woodworking and metalworking – were taught in schools.

Pesticides Are In So Many Foods. Did You Know They May Also Be In Your Home?

By now, most everyone knows that the pesticides used by industrial farming operations pollute the air, linger in the soil and turn up on many foods—including Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Innovators Look To “Accidental Crops” As A Nutritious, Environmentally Friendly And Free Source Of Food

Edible wild greens could help improve food security, boost public health and make communities more resilient to disaster.

How Can You Talk To Kids About Factory Farming? These Books Can Help.

Many children play with toys that evoke the bucolic life on a farm. And many will likely visit a small local farm, where animals have space and access to sunlight and the outdoors. But most kids are probably not aware that, for the vast majority of farmed animals, life is anything but happy.

Turkeys: Who Are They, And Why Should We Care?

Turkeys are intelligent, sensitive animals who can live up to 15 years, but on factory farms, their lives are painful and short.

EarthTalk: When Will Gasoline Driven Leaf Blowers Be Outlawed?

Dear EarthTalk: When will those gasoline driven leaf blowers that gardeners use be outlawed? The noise and toxic fumes they emit can’t be good for us.

What Will It Take To Clean Up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

The Arctic Sunrise is visiting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a soupy mix of plastics and microplastics, now twice the size of Texas, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean.

Paper-Based Electronics Could Fold, Biodegrade And Be The Basis For The Next Generation Of Devices

It seems like every few months there’s a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses like Apple hugely successful, the short shelf life of these electronics is bad for the environment.

Plastic Rivers: Just 10 Streams Carry 95 Percent Of Plastic Into Oceans

Every minute, another truckload's worth of plastic trash ends up in the ocean, amounting to 8 million tons every year.

Save The Date For MAKE SMTHNG Week 2018

The 2nd annual MAKE SMTHNG campaign will support local organizers from around the world in creating events and experiences that invite people to celebrate the holiday season in more sustainable ways.

The World Is Your Drumming Circle

The beat pattern of the rain speeds up and calms down until it slackens to a slight drip-drop. The brittle fall leaves create precise rattle-sounds, rustling and shaking like a tambourine.

Injecting Wastewater Underground Can Cause Earthquakes Up To 10 kilometers Away

Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities.

We Know The Wrong Way To Deal With E-Waste. But What Should We Do Instead?

A handful of firms around the world are working to develop environmentally responsible recycling and disposal strategies. Here’s what they have to teach the rest of us.

Want To Live Longer? Consider The Ethics

Life extension – using science to slow or halt human aging so that people live far longer than they do naturally – may one day be possible.

Some Of The Billions Of Organisms That Keep Our Soil Healthy

Long overlooked as just dirt beneath our feet, soil has taken on increasing importance as we recognize its fundamental role in everything from agriculture to climate change to human health. So, too, with the organisms that call it home.

What The Grieving Mother Orca Tells Us About How Animals Experience Death

For many weeks, news of a mother orca carrying her dead infant through the icy waters of the Salish Sea captured the attention of many around the world.

Why Defending Indigenous Rights Is Integral To Fighting Climate Change

Historic Protecting Mother Earth Conference brings together hundreds of Indigenous Peoples from around the world to assert Indigenous rights as a climate change solution.

Bayer Needs More Than An Aspirin To Cure Its Monsanto-Sized Headache

Despite Monsanto’s efforts, the science linking glyphosate—Roundup’s active ingredient—to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has passed the critical inflection point.

Let’s Follow New Zealand’s Lead And Make People And Nature As Important As GDP

By requiring planners to consider impacts on society and the environment as well as economics, New Zealand is setting a much-needed example for other nations.

A Healing From The Forest

Just as phytoncides are part of the trees’ immune system, so can they become part of ours.

A Walk In The Woulds

Broaden your mind while you narrow your waistline.

Parenting As An Act Of Rebellion

The more we advance into the technological era, parenting becomes a more complicated mission.

FDA Investigating Possible Link Between Factory Farms And Tainted Lettuce

The FDA acknowledged it is investigating whether a nearby massive concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), or factory farm, could be the source of E. coli contamination of romaine lettuce earlier this year.

What Is Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis? 5 Questions Answered

Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast, one of the longest-lasting red tide outbreaks in the state’s history is affecting more than 100 miles of beaches.

Glyphosate—It’s What’s For Breakfast: Study Finds Cancer-Causing Weedkiller In Popular Oatmeal, Cereals, And Snack Bars

A study of dozens of popular oat-based breakfast foods delivered sobering news this week when almost all of the products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical glyphosate.

Finland Now Has A Zero Cabin! Meet Nolla – The Cabin That Was Never There.

Built on an island right off the Finnish capital Helsinki, the Nolla cabin represents an ecological alternative to cabin life.

A Toxin In Every Household

When was the last time you looked around your kitchen or bathroom for chemicals that are toxic to your health? In many households, those chemicals don’t just come in the form of liquid products like pesticides or bleach.

EarthTalk: Do Animals Respond To Music Played Humans?

Essayist and poet Gary Snyder likes to tell the tale of coming home from a walk through the forest surrounding his home in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains to find a wild cougar sitting under a window…

How Did Plastic Straws Take Over The World?

In the U.S., nearly 500 million plastic straws are used every day, many of which end up polluting the environment.
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Daily Astrology

December 11, 2018

Early birds may feel discontent. A pre-dawn lunar square with Venus can magnify unmet needs. However, moods quickly rebound. Aspirations and expectations are great as the workday begins. The waxing Aquarius Moon is harmoniously engaged with Jupiter…
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Join us the second Tuesday evening of the month for a Reiki Share in the Usui Reiki system of natural healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners who share experiences, practice...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month September - June in Westboro, MA. A welcoming community working for the greater health and wellbeing of all. Contact...

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman St
#108B
Westborough, MA
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Journaling can be a part of your inner work and is, in fact, on the tree of contemplative practices.  Whether you are a meditator or keep a journal or neither of the above, all are welcome to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Louise Goldstein
Telephone: 617-710-6145
Contact Name: Waltham Public Library
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Sponsored by the Canton Spiritualist Church. Held at the Blue Hills, Canton, MA. Psychics, mediums, readings for a fee. Free healings.

Cost: Free admission

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Blue Hills
Canton, MA


Sponsor: Canton Spiritualist Church
Telephone: (617) 469-2568

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Discover the power of body tapping and nature based solutions that will help you: More effectively manage and ease chronic pain issues. Clear stuck energy with body tapping. Learn the basic...

Cost: $49

Where:
Clearpoint Center
259 East Street
Stafford Springs, CT  06076
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Sponsor: Clearpoint Center
Telephone: 860-684-3994
Contact Name: Steve Munn
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With Susie Masters We warmly invite you to join us for The Winter Solstice Workshop. Celebrate the shortest day while giving yourself the space to feel and experience the now. During this...

Cost: $45

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East. Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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All are invited to a special barefoot, free style dance and live music event on December 15th from 7:30pm–10pm in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We will be having a special freestyle, barefoot...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Episcopal Church of St. James & Andrew
71 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Dance Spree
Telephone: (413)658-7011 (no texting please)
Contact Name: Jasper Lapienski
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Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your life, your education, even your work? Sit down...

Cost: $40

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress St
Boston, MA  02210
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Contact Name: Soni
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