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Better-Looking Rooftop Solar Panels

Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there?

10 Facts About Healthy Soil

Franklin Roosevelt’s statement, “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself,” is as true today as it was 75 years ago.

Health Department Releases Information On Gypsy Moths

Entomologists blame the drought for the surge of gypsy moths and officials from the department said they partnered with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven to release information to the public about gypsy moths and their eggs.

MA Senate Clean Energy Tour Gives Citizens The Opportunity To Speak Up

The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change wants to hear your thoughts on clean energy and climate.

Fungal Diseases Are On The Rise. Is Environmental Change To Blame?

Scientists and physicians are looking for clues to a worrying increase in fungal infections and exploring ways to reduce the threat.

Why You Should Be Saving Seeds (Even If You Don’t Have A Garden)

Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.

Cora Ball: Washing Fleece Without Guilt

The Cora Ball works in any washing machine by catching microfibers so they can’t make their way into our waterways and food chains.

Wildfires Are Essential: The Forest Service Embraces A Tribal Tradition

The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.

10 Easy, Green Spring Cleaning Tips

From getting organized to getting household surfaces to sparkle, these tips cover everything to clean out and clean up the green way!

3 Cities Prove Climate Action Works

The climate crisis is a problem caused by humans that can be solved by humans. These three cities are proving it.

New England Forests Have Untapped Potential In Fight Against Climate Change

A new paper published in the Journal of Forestry reveals that New England’s forests can mitigate climate change much more than previously thought.

Participants Sought For Study Of Persons With Environmental Sensitivities

The James Madison University Environmental Sensitivities Research Team is inviting adults aged 21 and over who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in an online study.

You Can Help Stop Biologically Hazardous Technology

This is extremely important to our children’s future and your voice may make a difference.

What Good Has The EPA Done For The Environment?

Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminated soils.

Spring Moving Forward At Record Rate

The northern hemisphere is experiencing a much earlier spring due to global warming, causing problems for plants and wildlife as the natural cycle goes out of sync.

UK Tidal Project Could Spark Global Revolution

The UK is poised to exploit tidal energy, a new renewable source that is cheaper than nuclear and more reliable than wind.

New Thinking To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The green-thinking consumer has already implemented a number of helpful changes. Fuel-efficient cars, better insulation in homes, and modernized appliances all play a part in cutting energy consumption for the eco-friendly individual today. 

Solar Energy Powers Sustainable Solutions

Every mouthful of food eaten by virtually every creature on Earth depends ultimately on the sun. But it can do much more than nurture the crops that feed us − and humans are starting to exploit this potential in striking new ways.

Massachusetts Might Become America’s First State To Commit To 100% Renewables

Clean energy supporters in Massachusetts announced legislation committing Massachusetts to get 100 percent of its energy needs from clean and renewable sources by mid-century.

How Clothes Are Polluting The Food Supply

The environmental impacts of our clothing choices are shocking, as studies assessing toxic effects of various fabric treatments to laundry detergents and the fabric fibers themselves need serious attention.

Animals And Plants Evolve Faster In Cities — With Implications For Humans

Cities are hubs of commerce, politics, population — and evolution? Yep. Due to human-wrought environmental change, biological evolution moves more quickly in cities than in other areas.

Yellowstone National Park Sends Hundreds Of America’s Last Wild Buffalo To Slaughter

Under continued pressure from Montana livestock interests, Yellowstone National Park is sending hundreds of America’s last wild buffalo—the National Mammal of the U.S.—to slaughter.

Global Warming Will Hit US Northeast Hard

US scientists provide new reality check for Donald Trump on the combined stresses of global warming and the rising costs of water.

Fast-Food Packaging Contains Chemicals Banned Around The World

A new study has found that some fast-food packaging from across the U.S. contains a variety of fluorinated compounds -- a few of which have been linked to potential health effects.

How Sharing Can Help Change Consumption Culture

All around the world, local communities are exploring fresh new ideas beyond the traditional white elephant sales and thrift shops for stretching resources, cutting down on waste, and making social connections.

What Exactly Is The “Myth Of The Climate Change 97%”?

What exactly is the “Myth of the Climate Change 97%” mentioned by Senator Inhofe during recent confirmation hearings of Trump’s cabinet post nominations?

Choose Your Own Utility Meter In MA: Getting Involved In Democracy

A MA House bill is currently working its way through legislation that will assure the right to choose what type of utility meter will be installed and operated in one’s home or place of business, and to do so without incurring any fees.

How Homeowners Can Help Restore Carbon

Encompassing agricultural practices that return carbon to the soil, carbon farming, undertaken on any scale, is an effective approach for reducing atmospheric carbon and maintaining a healthy soil ecosystem for growing.

Why Your Urine Is Too Good To Waste

Almost all of the nitrogen and phosphorous we ingest comes out of our bodies—what if we could return it to the soil?

Many Household Products Contain Antimicrobial Chemicals Banned From Soaps By The FDA

This year marks 20 years since Hasbro was fined for false advertising, claiming their Playskool toys laden with the antimicrobial chemical triclosan would keep kids healthier.
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Daily Astrology

December 13, 2018

Keep a notepad bedside. A visionary idea could surface overnight. Shortly after sunrise the Moon arrives in mystical Pisces. Emotional and psychic sensitivities increase but be on the lookout for incorrect assumptions as well as faulty telepathic…
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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

Where:
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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