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Hunting Mammals Adds To Forest Fragility

The Amazon forests’ large mammals play a key role in maintaining the ecosystem that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and helps to slow climate change.

Weekly Musings: Oceans of Love

With the use of plastics expected to double in the next 20 years, the World Economic Forum concludes that by 2050, pound for pound, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.

Thinking Beyond The Age Of Fire

Human society without fire is unthinkable. But a new book says we need to think of a world where fire gives way to electricity.

How To Switch To A Green Energy Supplier At Home

We can easily make a greater impact on reducing pollution while saving money on outrageous utility bills at the same time by using a green energy supplier at home.

Why Aren’t Auto Manufacturers Producing Electric Cars?

What will it take to get zero emission vehicles on the road for everyone?

EarthTalk: Green Groups Oppose The TPP

Dear EarthTalk: Why do many green groups oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) governing trade in the Pacific?

EPA Confirms Longstanding Fears About Impact Of Neonics On Bees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday confirmed longstanding fears that a widely-used pesticide can pose a significant risk to honeybee populations.

Venture Outside Announces New And Exciting Holistic Retreat Experience

Venture Outside has announced the launch of its new 2016 schedule of life-changing, guided vacations in Maine and internationally.

Finding Birds And Religion At The Point Reyes National Seashore, California

A few years back, I was on a road trip from Washington State down to the southern tip of California, driving as close to the coast as possible for most of the way.

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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Daily Astrology

January 26, 2020

The recently new Moon in Aquarius chugs along void of course until evening. The laid back atmosphere is perfect for a restful, relaxing day. Dreams of the future as well as actual events can appear to play out in languid slow motion. Restive cabin fever…
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January 2020

What is an animal totem/power animal? Does everyone have them? Do animals communicate with us? Join us! Get these questions answered and more. We will explore the world of animals, learn how...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
Andover, MA


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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Join the Initiating Inspiration Book Club, a partnership with the Waltham Public Library and the Agape Spiritual Community. We are reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Copies of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Join us for this special evening with Magdalena of My Metaphysical Maven. The topic is fear and anxiety and how to tell what's anxiety versus what's a message from the universe. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3441
Contact Name: Debora Hoffman
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Did you know that practicing energetic hygiene plays an important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, spirit and even your home? Everything is made up of energy including us! Energy can...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center For Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center For Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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January 29–March 25 With Jody Daniels, MBA and Natalia Cepeda, MA Why take Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? To better manage your stress and enhance...

Cost: $600–$650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
1035 Cambridge St
Suite 21A
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Telephone: 617-591-6132
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Join the Marion Institute for our Winter Film Series, a curated line-up of health documentaries that will change the way you think about food, medicine, and disease. Each film will be followed by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Luke’s Hospital McBratney Amphitheater
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA  02740
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Sponsor: Marion Institute
Telephone: 508-748-0816
Contact Name: Patti Rego
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"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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January 31–February 2, 2020 Enjoy heart-opening talks, music, spiritual discussion, connect with like-minded people. Free and open to the public. Attend any or all sessions.  Guest...

Where:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA


Telephone: (508) 754-9042
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Led by Chuck Raffoni ( E-RYT200) named a “person making postiive change in the world for the LGBTQ Community” by Pride Connections and featured on NBC's Today Show for...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Athlete's Yoga
Woburn, MA


Sponsor: www.yogawithchuck.com
Contact Name: Chuck
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Participate in the fourth annual Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair!  Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:00am–5:00pm in Lincoln, Massachusetts The Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This free event showcases an impressive variety of wellness practitioners offering complimentary sample treatments, short classes, demos, presentations, and healthy treats. Mark your calendars...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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