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What’s Behind Japan’s Moss Obsession?

It’s the latest craze in a country known for its eccentric tastes and quirky obsessions. The Japanese have gone gaga for…moss?

Greenpeace Sting Exposes Climate-Denying Academics-For-Hire

Professors from major U.S. institutions agreed to write reports promoting the benefits of CO2—and said they did not need to disclose fossil fuel funding…

Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World

My name’s Kip. I had a stereotypical U.S. American childhood. My mom was a teacher. My dad was in the military, and I have one sister. I played all the sports growing up, but I especially loved the outdoors and camping…

‘Impossible Becoming Possible’ As Clean Energy Surges

Offering a “clear sign that an energy transition is underway,” renewable energy comprised nearly half of the world's power generation capacity in 2014 and is already the second-largest electricity source on the planet after coal.

Obama’s Rejection Of Keystone XL Is Victory, But That's Not The Whole Story

President Obama's official rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday was met with grand applause from those who opposed the project and organizers who worked tirelessly, despite long odds, to force the adminstration's hand.

Want To Avoid Toxic Cosmetics? Look For This Mark

We often hear about the toxic brew of chemicals lurking in everyday items such as makeup, shampoo and nail polish, so how do we which products won’t do us any harm?

The Number One Thing Each Of Us Can Do To Protect Biodiversity

Agriculture expansion is the leading driver of natural habitat loss worldwide. However, most of this growth is not to produce vegetables, fruits or grains to be eaten by people…

EarthTalk: Setting the Record Straight On Roundup

My neighbor uses Roundup in her yard routinely and tells me it’s harmless to people and pets, but I’ve heard that it is carcinogenic. Can you set the record straight?

Angelic Choir of Crickets

This recording consists of two overlaid audio tracks and includes only the sounds of crickets chirping. No other instruments or voices are included. Enjoy!

The Inspirational African Princess Bringing Solar Power To Millions

She may be Royal, but you wouldn't know it. This exceptional Princess is providing work, education, training and solar powered lights to those who need it the most...

First Fully Transparent Solar Cell Could Make Every Window In Your House A Power Source

A Michigan State University research team has finally created a truly transparent solar panel — a breakthrough that could soon usher in a world where windows, panes of glass, and even entire buildings could be used to generate solar energy.

Helsinki's JooSoap Upcycles Kitchen Waste Into Eco-Friendly Cleaners

JooSoap’s philosophy runs something along the lines of the old fishing proverb: “Give a person a bar of soap, and you keep them clean for a day. Teach them to make soap, and they’re clean for a lifetime.”

EarthTalk: Can Solar Desalination Help A Thirsty World?

Solar desalination is a technique used to remove salt from water via a specially designed still that uses solar energy to boil seawater and capture the resulting steam, which is in turn cooled and condensed into pristine freshwater. Salt and other impurities are left behind in the still...

If You See This Plant, Whatever You Do, Do NOT Touch It!

They should teach this in school but unfortunately just like most important life skills it is up to us to educate our children and each other so make sure you share this.

Sperm Whales Have Local Dialects, New Study Shows

A sperm whale’s “click” is the loudest sound produced by any animal – and it has an identifying dialect...

This Trailer Changes Everything: Epic New Naomi Klein Doc Will Have You Running For Your Kayak

The film inspired by Klein's book features the stories of everyday people standing up to climate change.

Landmark Agreement Moves 757 Species Toward Federal Protection

On July 12, 2011, the Center for Biological Diversity struck a historic legal settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, requiring the agency to make initial or final decisions on whether to add hundreds of imperiled plants and animals to the endangered species list by 2018.

Third U.S. City Goes 100% Renewable

Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy as of today, according to city officials. The Colorado mountain town is best known for its posh ski resorts, but this beautiful town also has established itself as a leader in environmental stewardship.

“You Fly To The Edge Of The Tar Sands, And ... No Life”: A Montana Professor On The Issue Of Our Time

I learned about George Price, a University of Montana professor of African American and Native American Studies, when I got to Missoula on August 21, as I was beginning my Edge of Change roadtrip, and began asking around about the megaload protests.

How To Transform Plastic “Waste” Into A Bottle Brick

Bottle Bricks are a simple and accessible technology that can transform everyday plastic materials into a useful building material – plastic bottles stuffed full of trash until they are as compact as bricks.

Setting Aside Half The Earth For ‘Rewilding’: The Ethical Dimension

A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for the preservation of biodiversity.

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How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008, and what efforts are underway to protect them?

The Golden-ness of the Light

I see with a poet’s eye toward beauty. The tiniest discoveries delight me. The sleek vole who scurried beneath my pot of portulaca. The grasshopper, pretending to be a peony leaf. The mourning dove feathers I’ve been so tenderly collecting, and now I’ve met the birds, sitting sweetly in my garden.

9 Effective Habits to Keep a Tidy Home

Keeping a tidy home isn’t just nicer to look at it – it’s better for our health. However, no one likes to spend their weekends cleaning up. It’s better to keep your home clean as you go. Here are some habits of people who have all-around clean homes.

People Near Fracking Wells Show Higher Hospitalization Rates

A study published last year suggested that hydraulic fracturing and proximity to active well drilling are associated with congenital heart disease and low birth weight newborns.

This Indian Village Plants Over 100 Trees Every Time A Girl Is Born!

In a land where men are more valued than women, this unique village celebrates its daughters while creating a greener, healthier world.

Exposure To Pollution Likely Driving An Increase In Dementia

From background radiation to chemicals in the food chain, environmental changes are contributing to a rapid global rise in neurological disease.

Smashing All Previous Records, 2015 On Track To Be Hottest Year Yet

The planet Earth, with mankind's help, is leap-frogging into sweltering new territory.

How Did Palm Oil Become Such A Problem—And What Can We Do About It?

Palm oil — which appears in a dizzying amount of food and cosmetic products, and is a feedstock for biofuel — poses many environmental problems.

Obama Creates Three New National Monuments Protecting Another 1M Acres of Public Lands

Obama has protected more than 260 million acres of public lands and waters; more than any other president.
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October 23, 2018

The Sun enters Scorpio just minutes after sunrise. Autumn’s deep, pensive skies hold secrets as well as the promise of future rebirth. Everything comes in time but with the Moon in headstrong Aries and sextile Mars, there is little inclination to be…
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October 2018

October 21 - 22 (Workshop is 10-5 daily) This is one of Sergio's most powerful workshops, where you learn to use the sacred Toltec map of transformation. The crystal skulls symbolize...

Where:
Natick Mariott Courtyard
Natick, MA


Contact Name: Sandy Corcoran
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With Yogi Amandeep How many burdens do you carry? When stress, obligations and responsibilities become really heavy, are you wise enough to let go? Free the mind from burden and experience...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village St
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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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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The investigation continues… A skeptical ghost hunter teams with a medium to investigate paranormal mysteries. More Ghost Chronicles will provide a unique perspective...

Cost: $10

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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Six-mile Stonewalk in honor of victims of violence begins in Boston and ends at Boston College on October 24, UN Day. In July of 1994, a contribution was made to The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA...

Where:
Garden of Peace
64-98 Somerset Street
Boston, MA  02108
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Sponsor: The Peace Abbey
Telephone: 508-259-8508
Contact Name: Lewis Randa
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Ever wonder why some places are haunted, even new houses or businesses? Or some people? What do you do if your business is haunted? Shamanic practitioner Deb Fate-Mental of Elder Grove Shamanic...

Cost: $40

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates
85 Main St
Ground Floor
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Perfect Fit Plates
Telephone: 508-948-0568
Contact Name: Judy Malcolm
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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 H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation) is an innovative holistic curriculum addressing the current health crisis and epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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October 26 - 28 14 PDAs! This weekend is a full immersion into the Daoist arts of qigong, meditation, Daoist  philosophy, and tea ceremony. Drawing on Solala’s 28 years of study of...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
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With Master Glenn Mendoza and Angel Mystic Birkan Tore Learn how to heal with angels in this talk facilitated by Master Pranic Healer Glenn Mendoza and Angel Mystic Birkan Tore. Learn to invoke...

Cost: $97, bring a friend for free

Where:
Homewood Suites by Hilton
145 Beech St.
Chelsea, MA  02150
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Telephone: 877-787-3792
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Alexander Dreyshner, Dima Klim, and Mitch Nur on the world’s storehouse of indigenous musical instruments. This ambient mode soundscape includes didjeridoo, gongs, harmonic overtone singing,...

Cost: $38

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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Bee Kind Music Class with Carrie Rowan inspires a love to music in little ones. 10am on Fridays for 8 weeks at Playtown Express in Southboro. To register call (508) 480-0022 or...

Where:
Playtown Express
150 Cordaville Road
Southboro, MA
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Telephone: 508-273-2610
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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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October 27–28, 2018, 9AM–6PM Unlock your inner healing abilities and learn from one of the only eight master pranic healers in the world! What is Pranic Healing? Pranic...

Cost: $75–$350

Where:
Homewood Suites by Hilton
145 Beech St.
Chelsea, MA  02150
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Telephone: 877-787-3792
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