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DowDuPont’s Own Scientists Confirm Critical Differences Between Gene-Editing And Conventional Plant Breeding Techniques

The biotech industry has long insisted that genetic engineering is no different than, or at the very least a continuum, of traditional plant breeding techniques.

Our Throw-Away Society

We are at a crossroads not just for the health of our planet, but also for the health of our society.

7.5 Billion And Counting: How Many Humans Can The Earth Support?

What will happen if we do nothing to manage future population growth and total resource use? These complex questions are ecological, political, ethical – and urgent.

With “Mountainous” Evidence On Plaintiffs’ Side, Hundreds Of Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Get Green Light

After opening arguments kicked off in California state court on Monday for a Bay Area man’s landmark lawsuit alleging that Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup…

Earthtalk: Pesticide Drift Takes Its Toll

Dear EarthTalk: As a member of Joe Public, is it possible to monitor pesticide levels when my neighboring farmer sprays his fields? I have wild bees and am concerned that they are being affected.

Tips To Prevent Recycling The Wrong Items

Here are just a few tips to help you implement recycling in an effective and rewarding way.

Protecting Crops With Predators Instead Of Poisons

By luring predatory birds to farms, farmers can reduce the need to use poisons to keep insects, rodents and other pests in check.

To Avoid Humans, More Wildlife Now Work The Night Shift

For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to escape their dinosaur predators and competitors.

A Quick Guide To Summer Lawn Care

Each lawn has different needs, but there are several key considerations you should make when planning your landscaping tasks.

What Fossil Fuels And Factory Farms Have In Common

In 2008, Cabot Oil and Gas started fracking operations in Dimock, Pennsylvania. It was around that time the community started noticing their water was turning brown and making people and animals sick.

Paris Is Building The Eco-Community Of The Future Right Now. Here’s How.

The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.

Would Rachel Carson Eat Organic?

Rachel Carson was a highly private person. But on one occasion she allowed an interviewer to ask, “What do you eat?” Her sardonic answer: “Chlorinated hydrocarbons like everyone else.”

EarthTalk: Fertility Techniques And Endangered Wildlife Species

Dear EarthTalk: Can fertility techniques pioneered for humans or other animals be used to try to bring back endangered wildlife species?

How Artists And Neighbors Turned A Bomb Site Into A Medicine Garden

Amid a housing crisis, a London neighborhood found a way to protect a parcel of rewilded land—then transform it into something better.

How A Northborough Business Successfully Switched To Solar

Sun salutations just deepened their meaning at Ebb n’ Flow Yoga in Northborough, MA. Beginning in May, two 60-foot long racks of solar panels now power the yoga studio.

Your Shampoo, Hair Spray And Skin Lotion May Be Polluting The Air

Millions of Americans apply personal care products every morning before heading to work or school. But these products don’t stick to our bodies permanently.

Are Public Objections To Wind Farms Overblown?

While most surveys suggest that the public generally supports wind and solar power, opposition from local communities and residents sometimes blocks or delays specific new projects.

7 Things You Can Do To Create A Plastic-Free Future

We’re celebrating a huge moment in the global movement for a plastic-free future: More than one million people around the world have called on big corporations to do their part to end single-use plastics.

Tips For Reducing Traffic Noise Pollution Around Your Home

Unless you live in a sleepy rural community, you know the noise of highways and city streets well. Some can get used to the noise of sirens and trucks blaring by at 2AM, but for many, inadequate sleep remains an issue.

Global Warming May Poison Monarch Butterflies, Study Finds

Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed and its poisonous compounds that are deadly to most other insects. But a new study finds global warming may be making the very plant monarch butterflies need to survive too toxic even for them.

What Will We Do With All Those Solar Panels When Their Useful Life Is Over?

As solar power booms, businesses are exploring ways to ensure valuable components don’t end up in landfills.

In Search Of Safe Replacements For Harmful Chemicals Used In Cookware, Carpets, Clothing, Cosmetics And More

After ditching two notoriously toxic compounds, manufacturers subbed in other versions of their chemical class. But are they any better?

How To Get More Out Of Your Kitchen Stash And Minimize Your Trash

Learn to trust yourself more and worry less about the date labels on your food.

Silver Nanoparticles In Clothing Wash Out – And May Threaten Human Health And The Environment

Humans have known since ancient times that silver kills or stops the growth of many microorganisms. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have used silver preparations for treating ulcers and healing wounds.

More Than 25 Percent Of People Reacting To Products With Fragrance

Fragrance sales, largely composed of man-made chemicals are a $10 billion dollar a year industry. Fragrance can be made of thousands of compounds, most of which are synthetic, and many proven to harm human health.

‘The Dirt Cure:’ Why Human Health Depends On Soil Health

Our connection to nature is sacred, dating back to the beginning of our existence. It’s no wonder then that our health is intimately intertwined with the Earth.

New Life For Toxic Land

Across the U.S., Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more. Many offer lessons for the future.

It’s Taken Thousands Of Years, But Western Science Is Finally Catching Up To Traditional Knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years.

Want Sustainable Clothing? It’s Time To Meet Regenerative Fiber

Let’s bring the textile industry—and fashion—home.

Melting The Ice In The Human Heart

We can’t undo what we’ve done to the planet, but perhaps we can ask its forgiveness.
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December 18, 2018

A lunar conjunction with Uranus occurs during the wee hours of the morning. Uranus, the eccentric planet of epiphanies and technological breakthroughs, has been called the “Great Awakener.” For some folks this can mean a sleepless night. Awake or maybe…
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December 2018

Start your holiday week off right with a special yoga/meditation class. Sun salutations in honor of the winter solstice coupled with Yoga Nidra will leave you feeling rested, relaxed, and ready to...

Cost: $17

Where:
Yoga Anita
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA  01432
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Sponsor: Yoga Anita
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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The holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather, to give gratitude for the gifts of love that we share, and for us to create new memories to cherish in our hearts. But the holidays...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
6 Royal Crest Drive
Apt 11
North Andover, MA  01845
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Sponsor: Sacred Spiral Dance
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Kinetic Chain Release, moxibustion and past life regression at Leapin Lizards. Every third Sunday: 9/16/18 10/21/18 11/18/18 12/16/18 For information, call Leapin Lizards at (207)...

Where:
Leapin Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Telephone: (207) 221-2363
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This three-part series attunes you as a conduit to the healing system of Kundalini Reiki, a firey earth-based feminine energy. Kundalini Reiki is a gentle yet powerful modality to channel healing...

Cost: $150

Where:
Akasha Studio
20 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA  02131
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Sponsor: Miriam Katz, Shamanic Healer
Telephone: 617-545-5142
Contact Name: Miriam Katz
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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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The Shortest Day of the Year and the Longest Night To Be Without A Home On December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM, at the Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin St. Boston MA  02108 (on the side of the...

Where:
Church on the Hill
140 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA  02108
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Sponsor: Interfaith Homeless Memorial Committee
Telephone: 617-523-4575
Contact Name: Kevin Baxter

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During this evening Winter Solstice Celebration we connect deeply with the Christ Being/Solar Logos and the different archangels as we prepare for the 12 holy nights following the Solstice evening....

Cost: $75

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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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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