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Are Bioplastics Better For The Environment Than Conventional Plastics?

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern — and make — the environmentally responsible choice.

Earthtalk: Cell Service In National Parks

Dear EarthTalk: I was appalled to find out on a recent backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park that I could get three bars of service on my cell phone. What about getting away from it all?

Creating A Backyard Paradise With Tropical Plants

Have you ever wondered how you can make your backyard look and feel like a tropical paradise? With a few simple techniques in layout, color, and plant choices, you’ll be enjoying your personal tropical paradise in no time.

How The Secret Language Of Plants Can Make Agriculture More Environmentally Friendly

Freshly cut grass is a quintessential smell of summer. While the smell might conjure memories of lemonade stands and kids playing outside, it also serves another purpose.

When People Downsize To Tiny Houses, They Adopt More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles

Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet.

National Parks: Serving Humanity’s Well-being As Much As Nature’s

Imagine, for a moment, a world without national parks. Yellowstone National Park is just a combo of cattle ranchers and gated communities for rich people who like the empty views.

How To Start And Participate In A Buy Nothing Group

Back in 2014, I read an article about the Buy Nothing Project, a collection of independent Facebook groups across the country where members can give and receive freely in their own neighborhoods.

How To Get Your Kids Involved In Green Living

Here are a few helpful hints to get you and your family started on a green journey.

Impact Of Electric Bicycles On The Environment

The use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, is an innovative step towards efficiently cutting the need for burning fossil fuels by allowing anyone to use a bike for transportation regardless of health, stamina or hilly terrain.

Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned In The Forest

We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher.

What Does A 1.5-degree Lifestyle Look Like?

The sheer scale of the individual and societal shifts needed to avoid the worst of climate change might seem immobilizing. But real progress remains within reach…

The Gift Of Soil: How Composting Builds Community

The perfect soil mixture can do more than grow food.

Coral Reefs Provide Flood Protection Worth $1.8 Billion Every Year – It’s Time To Protect Them

More than $100 billion has been appropriated to recover from hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma; it would make economic sense to spend some of these funds on rebuilding reefs.

EarthTalk: Northern Pacific Gray Whale Deaths

Dear EarthTalk: Why are so many gray whales washing up dead on west coast beaches this spring?

7 Recommendations For Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives Into Biodiversity Conservation

When it comes to conservation, it’s tempting to think that science is the only guide to good policy.

Mushrooms: “Nature’s Greatest Decomposers”

An Indigenous-led organization in New Mexico is using fungus in an attempt to remove chemicals from soil.

Rhode Islanders For Safe Technology Screen “Generation Zapped”

National Grid is engaged in a regulatory process to replace gas and electric meters in RI, MA, and NY with next generation two-way wireless meters.

What My Mother’s Death Taught Me About Saving The Planet. We Can’t, And Here’s Why.

As environmentalists, we often refer to our work as “saving the planet.” This is unhelpful for a couple of reasons.

Earthtalk: “Zero Waste” Grocery Stores

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard about “Zero Waste” grocery stores in Europe where everything is sold in bulk and customers bring and fill up their own reusable containers and bags. When will we get some of these here on this “side of the pond”?

Serotonin And The Garden Of Good Eating

The day I joined my community garden marked not just the beginning of my healing, but also the start of my family’s suburban homesteading journey.

A Shopper’s Guide To Home Tissue Products

In the United States, we consume more than 15 billion pounds of tissue each year—more than 50 pounds per person. It’s taking a major toll on forests like the Canadian boreal.

By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal The Planet And Ourselves

Enslavement and sharecropping cannot erase thousands of years of Black people’s sacred relationship with the land.

The Crazy Snake Worm Invasion You Haven’t Heard About

Earthworms may seem harmless, but they have the power to transform some of America’s forests—and not in a good way.

Bill McKibben: Climate Change Is Scary—Not The Green New Deal

Myron Ebell of the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, the man who led the drive to pull America out of the Paris climate accords, said the other day that the Green New Deal was a “back-to-the-dark-ages manifesto.”

Seven Crops To Plant In Late Winter

A select few fruits and vegetables can be planted long before the rest.

6 Ways To Stay Warm Without Central Heating

Here are a few D.I.Y. ways to save on your heating costs this winter, as tested under extreme conditions on live college students.

Deer Disease Poses Risks To General Public, Not Just Hunters

If you live in an urban area, should you be concerned about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in U.S. deer herds?

Nine Vital Signs Found For Forest Health

A new study for the first time offers foresters, botanists and conservationists the tools to test the health of a vast woodland.

Listening To Nature: How Sound Can Help Us Understand Environmental Change

Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything vibrates, and sound passes through and around us all the time. Sound is a critical environmental signifier.

EarthTalk: Environmentally Friendly Banks

Dear EarthTalk: After reading an EarthTalk piece on climate divestment, I’m looking to switch my checking and savings accounts to an environmentally friendly bank. Any ideas?
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Daily Astrology

August 22, 2019

The unwavering Taurus Moon provides inner strength, security and emotional composure. However, her mid-morning square to Mercury cautions against stubborn complacency. A partner’s observations may sting but also have some validity. The good intentions…
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August 2019

Saturday 11:00am – 9:00 pm  Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm This Expo being held in the brand new Mohegan Sun Convention Center will feature over 80 vendors: Mediums, psychics,...

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Mohegan Sun Earth Convention Center
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville , CT  06382
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Sponsor: The Beyond Center
Telephone: 860-573-5652
Contact Name: Rebecca Anne LoCicero
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August 18–September 27 Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, this class...

Cost: $50

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice O'Brien
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August 19–25 With Grammy nominated Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur The radiance of the soul exists as light but is often hidden. To bring forth this radiance we have a gift called the...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
Millis, MA


Telephone: 508-376-4525
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Do you wish to get in touch with your inner muse, channel higher guidance or connect with information you do not normally have access to? This group will help you to answer your questions with...

Cost: $25

Where:
Regina’s Connection
22 Main St
Hudson, MA  01749
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Telephone: 978-339-9200
Contact Name: Charlene Anestis
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August 20–21 Find your voice, become the singer you want to be! World famous seminar (www.understandingofmusic.com) teaches beginners through professionals to reach new notes, increase...

Where:
Boston, MA


Telephone: (781) 599-1476
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Join us for our free workshop covering two of the most important issues one faces due to divorce: Building/rebuilding your financial position after divorce or separation Ensuring you have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Skylark Law & Mediation, PC
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA  01772
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Free summer outdoor yoga sponsored by Mass Development and Dragonfly Wellness Center. Every Wednesday night through August 28th!   Participants must register below and bring a signed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA  01432


Sponsor: Yoga Anita
Telephone: 978-227-8297
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Psychic Spa Summer Tune Up Night! Come detox, relax and renew yourself for the lazy summer days in our sanctuary! We have an intimate gathering of great readers and healers providing services...

Cost: $60: 3 Pack Service Special; $25: Single Service

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Please join us for an evening dedicated to some of the most important issues one faces when going through divorce or separation: how to divide your assets and what to do regarding your marital...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
2 Mount Vernon Street
Winchester, MA  01890
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Are you ready to date again? Join us at Vesta: Redefining Divorce's free monthly workshop in Hingham to learn the secrets to have more fun and greater success with dating and relationships. At...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kellem Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group
100 Recreation Park Drive
Suite 201
Hingham, MA  02043
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Join Life Coach Cheryl Richardson and her husband, Michael Gerrish, a psychotherapist and gifted intuitive, for a special evening designed to help you upgrade your life! During this event,...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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At Elemental Energies with Chris Ann and Jeff Raffle drawings at 5. Vendors, psychics, and crystal dealers; proceeds from vendors and raffles goes to benefit the families of Joe Chamberlin and...

Cost: ​Free admission

Where:
27 N. Berwick Road
Wells, ME
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Telephone: (207) 641-5070
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In difficult times, an ageless ally is still here to help. In indigenous cultures, when the need for community guidance is urgent, such as when a situation of great imbalance exists, there exist...

Cost: $90

Where:
Harvard, MA


Sponsor: Sacred Fire Community
Telephone: 978-226-3993
Contact Name: Chris Griffin
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August 24–25 Saturday 9:30 Registration; 10–5:30  Sunday 10 am–5:30 pm This practitioner training takes place over 2 days and offers students the opportunity to become...

Cost: Course Fee: $450; Recalibration Appointment: $333

Where:
53 Old Bedford Road
Westport, MA
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Telephone: 617-366-6042
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Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, classes bring you through poses...

Cost: 5/$50

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice O'Brien
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