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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?

A Teen Scientist Helped Me Discover Tons Of Golf Balls Polluting The Ocean

As a scientist researching marine plastic pollution, I thought I had seen a lot. Then, early in 2017, I heard from Alex Weber, a junior at Carmel High School in California.

Animals Scored Significant Victories With The 2018 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill demonstrates that even in a divided nation, protecting animals is something all Americans can support.

EarthTalk: The Green New Deal

Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it?

Environmental Storytelling Can Help Spread Big Ideas For Saving The Planet

Tackling climate change will require huge changes in society. Decarbonising energy, restoring habitat and making food supply sustainable are all critical, but methods for motivating these actions have typically taken the wrong approach.

Campaign To Promote Sharing And The Maker Movement Draws Thousands Around The World

Global waste is reaching staggering levels and is set to worsen, if things don't change drastically. While that might seem overwhelming, people are taking action on the local, national, and international levels to combat the problem.

Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: 19 Organizations Implementing Permaculture

Permaculture is an agriculture-based design science built upon pillars of sustainability and interconnectivity.

Simple Ways We Can Start Fighting Climate Change

As individuals, we can help fight climate change by adopting some rather simple daily habits.

EarthTalk: Tracking And Deflecting Asteroids

Dear EarthTalk: It seems to me the single biggest potential “environmental” problem we could face—even bigger than global warming or a nuclear war—is a comet or asteroid striking the Earth.

Cruelty-Free Fashion: Growing Leather Without Animals

It’s now possible to grow leather without raising and killing animals.

Retired Farmland Can Become Valuable Habitat — If We Give It A Hand

With Earth in the throes of what many scientists consider our planet’s sixth mass extinction — as living organisms disappear, and even many of those seen as “species of low concern” are stricken by plunging populations and increasingly constricted ranges — conservation is a global concern.

How Making Can Help Us Shop Less

Not so long ago, the basic skills needed for repairing and refurbishing – such as sewing, knitting, woodworking and metalworking – were taught in schools.

Pesticides Are In So Many Foods. Did You Know They May Also Be In Your Home?

By now, most everyone knows that the pesticides used by industrial farming operations pollute the air, linger in the soil and turn up on many foods—including Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Innovators Look To “Accidental Crops” As A Nutritious, Environmentally Friendly And Free Source Of Food

Edible wild greens could help improve food security, boost public health and make communities more resilient to disaster.
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Daily Astrology

May 26, 2019

During the wee hours of the morning the Moon arrives in Pisces. Moods grow fickle and sensitivities increase. Imaginations are also fertile as a lunar sextile to Uranus implores and inspires curious souls to explore new horizons. The uneasy Last Quarter…
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May 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Healing herbs for women's health part I: tonic herbs for hormonal balance—normal cycling and aging. Rachel has created a 10...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-45

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: Linda Simons
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This is a light fun evening to help get you going into the summer season. This evening we will be discussing and working with Geraniums and Pelargoniums. We will be discussing the plants, their...

Cost: $ 20 includes material, pre-reg required

Where:
Brookside Farms
8 Mammoth Rd
Sute #A
Pelham, NH  03076
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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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Instructor: Pam Driscoll Wednesdays, April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm Join us for the Mid-Week Meditation Sampler at Creative Spirit…an opportunity to pause,...

Cost: $20 per class

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Be An “Eat to Thrive” Graduate This Summer. Come to an introductory class for the summer session from June 6–August 15 in Point of Pines, Revere, MA. Congratulations to the...

Cost: Free—all are welcome!

Where:
Point of Pines
Revere, MA


Sponsor: Eat to Thrive
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Activists and artists will create inspiring chalk imagery encouraging kindness to animals On May 31, people around the world will gather to create colorful chalk imagery promoting compassion for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester City Common
Worcester, MA  01604


Telephone: 617-5430189
Contact Name: Melissa Scher
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Experience the process to a past life. Learn why it is beneficial and potentially: Clear emotional trauma and physical issues Calm feelings of stress and/or sadness Get insight into...

Cost: $50

Where:
Voice of Clay
16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd
Brookline , NH  03033
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Sponsor: Voice of Clay
Telephone: 603-672-2626
Contact Name: Wendy
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You do not need any musical background but please be sure to register early! Class is limited to 16 students. 6-hole flutes in G are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring...

Cost: $35

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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Learn an intro to the magick and science of dowsing. Tools, techniques for information, clearing, balancing, healing, and more. Bob will introduce you to dowsing and basic radiesthesia,...

Cost: Class is $45

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite #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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In celebration of ushering in the Strawberry Moon Cycle and we will be doing a new moon planting. This is a great opportunity to literally sow the seeds for some of our other upcoming workshops...

Cost: Pre-reg $35, $40 at the door, materials included

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #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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June 1–2 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual alchemy.

Where:
Chester, VT


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life You know how you want to show up in the world—expressing yourself through your essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and...

Cost: $90 prepaid by May 30th, $100 at the door

Where:
Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwoods, MA
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Telephone: 617-784-4426
Contact Name: Janet Kessenich
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May 4–June 8, 2019 Saturdays 10am–11:30am Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a healing martial art using breath and movement. It is just one way to stay young and healthy. It...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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