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Turning Solar Sites Into Pollinator-Friendly Habitats Is The Sweetest Idea

A married couple in Minnesota found a genius use for the swaths of land occupied by solar systems—coupling them as pollinator-friendly habitats.

You’re Probably Drinking Plastic In Your Tap Water

We know that plastics clog our oceans, lakes and the stomachs of marine animals, but a first-of-its-kind investigation from Orb Media found the pervasive material in tap water supplies around the world, too.

EarthTalk: Home Solar 101

Dear EarthTalk: I'm finally ready to join the 21st century and commit to putting solar panels on my roof. Where do I start?

Religious Call For Climate Solidarity

The heads of two of the world’s religions have made what is considered to be one of the most strongly worded pleas by clerics to date to limit the impact of a warming planet – including a thinly veiled attack on the climate policies of the Trump administration.

Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Your Home?

The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.

Smart Meter Controversy Takes An Astonishing New Turn

As revealed in “Take Back Your Power,” many feel powerless in the face of government and large corporations that seem to dictate the rules without regard for an individual’s safety. But there are a wide variety of actions you can take to protect yourself and your family.

EarthTalk: Endangered Grizzlies And Strategies For E-Waste

Is the federal government’s decision to take Yellowstone’s grizzlies off the endangered species list good news or bad news for the iconic bear?

7 Reasons To Avoid GMOs And 4 Ways To Spot Them

GMOs are genetically modified organisms, including foods, whose genes have been altered using biotechnology.

For The Love Of Earth

Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?

This 110-Acre Homestead Runs Without Fossil Fuels

A visit to the Possibility Alliance reminded me also that the one constant of life is change.

When The Sun Goes Dark: 5 Questions Answered About The Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, explains why and how it happens, and what we can learn from an eclipse.

12 Agrihoods Taking Farm-To-Table Living Mainstream

Ever wish you could live at your CSA? Or move to a neighborhood where everyone is as excited about fresh, healthy food as you are?

Women Take Control Of Solar Revolution

The solar revolution is reaching the remotest parts of the world and changing the lives of women otherwise trapped in poverty.

Don’t Like How Your Government Tracks Air Pollution? Do It Yourself.

Concerned about what they saw as deficiencies in official monitoring, German citizen scientists developed a tool for measuring airborne particulates that anyone can build.

How To Minimize Your Chances Of Buying “Organic Imposter” Foods

As demand grows for organics, Big Food is scooping up smaller organic brands.

Bringing The Weather Indoors

A building’s primary purpose may be to keep the weather out, but most do such an effective job of this that they also inadvertently deprive us of contact with two key requirements for our well-being and effectiveness: nature and change.

A New Zealand River Has Human Rights. Now Will Modern Law Come To Its Senses?

Our system of law has the rights issue exactly backward. But humanity is slowly reawakening to the simple logic that Mother Earth’s rights must come before human rights.

Best Ways To Cut Climate Change Are Overlooked

Teachers and policymakers are missing a golden opportunity to show people the best ways to cut climate change and reduce their carbon footprint, a study says.

Urban Nature: What Kinds Of Plants And Wildlife Flourish In Cities?

More than half of the people on Earth live in cities, and that number is growing, so it is especially important to understand how biodiversity patterns occur in our man-made environments.

5 Ways To Take Your Love Of The Outdoors To The Next Level

This summer, get outside, roll up your sleeves, and take a stand for public lands.

Homemade Ant Bait — Less Toxic And More Effective

The tiny ant is a unique marvel of nature. However, after invading your home, you may not find ants so fascinating. It has become convenient to run to the local hardware store for bug killer to rid your home of the pests, but you may be swapping one problem for another, more toxic, one.

We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide

Forget the GDP, it’s time for our leaders to pay attention to metrics that matter.

Want To Help Animals? Don’t Forget The Chickens

I love cats and dogs as much as anybody, but it’s clear to me that animal lovers should care about all animals equally.

Kiss The Ground Releases The Compost Story With A Celebrity Cast

Created in collaboration with Elevate Films, Kiss the Ground has released The Compost Story, a 6-minute video about why compost is a regenerative solution for depleted lands.

Trump Administration One Step Closer To Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting

According to the government’s own estimates, seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic could injure as many as 138,000 marine mammals like dolphins and whales, while disturbing the vital activities of millions more.

Wild Bees Can Help Honey Bees—How Your Yard Can Support Them

There are 4,000 native bee species in North America. They support natural ecosystems by keeping a healthy diversity among pollinators. But even they are facing threats. Here’s how to be a backyard beekeeper for wild bees.

Climate Friendly Farms: Agriculture Adapts To Global Warming

Dear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change?

After The March Against Monsanto—What’s Next?

We have always actively participated in the global March against Monsanto, and we will continue. But we also recognize that anti-Monsanto protests alone have not forced enough change, fast enough.

To Curb Climate Change, We Need To Protect And Expand US Forests

If we reduce logging and unsustainable uses of wood, we can increase the rate at which our forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and ensure that it will remain stored in healthy forests.

Pesticide Safety Questioned By Pregnancy Research

New research into the world’s most widely-used pesticide raises concerns for fetal health, according to researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Network.
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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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