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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.

Cecil The Lion Was A Victim Of Deep-rooted And Persistent Arrogance Towards Wildlife

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has brought fresh attention to an entrenched, ongoing crisis in wildlife conservation.

16 Ways to Make Your Neighborhood Safer, Greener and Fun

From Italy to Luckenbach, Texas, practical ideas for improving your hometown...

The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of

Whether it’s a small organic farm or a large conventional operation, plastic is a huge part of modern agriculture.

Feeling under the Weather? Your Home Could Be the Culprit

While most people regard their home as a safe haven on the daily basis, if you’re not careful, your home could cause more harm than good.

Masai Women Are Leading a Solar Revolution With Help From Their Donkeys

Groups of women in Kenya are hauling solar devices on donkeys from village to village, providing light and power to homes along the way.

11 Tiny House Villages Redefining Home

Tiny house villages are a new part of the tiny house movement, yet they hold a lot of potential to transform lives and communities.

Avatar Director James Cameron has Designed Solar Sun Flowers

James Cameron and his wife Suzi are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to environmentally friendly inventions.

An Ancient Native American Drought Solution For A Parched California

In the Sierra Nevada, North Fork Mono Indians are working to thin the forest, with the goals of saving water and preventing forest fires. They have been using this approach for centuries, but now California's severe drought means these ancient techniques are being looked at as a possible long-term solution.

Staying Human in a Time of Climate Change: New Author on Science, Grief, and Hope

For geographer and author M Jackson, knowing climate science isn’t enough. We need to get our hearts involved too.

He Holds The Patent That Could Destroy Monsanto And Change The World

If there's anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways.

Pope Francis: The Encyclical

Enjoy this 2-minute papal spoof that will leave you cheering for a champion and hopeful for our planet...

Publishers Invent New Book That Grows Into A Tree When Planted

After taking in the stories this book has to offer, children can plant the book and watch it grow back into a tree.

Lives in the Balance: The Federal Government’s Clandestine War on Wildlife

We don’t have to look far to be reminded of the billions of animals raised in factory farms and sent to slaughterhouses to be killed for food. But fewer of us are aware of the vast number of animals killed by Wildlife Services – also in the service of the meat industry.

Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars Are Financing The Water Crisis In The West

Getting plants to grow in the Sonoran Desert is made possible by importing billions of gallons of water each year. Cotton is one of the thirstiest crops in existence, and each acre cultivated there demands six times as much water as lettuce...

Make Polluters Pay Us

Instead of investing in dirty fuels, let’s start charging polluters for poisoning our skies – and then invest the revenue so that it benefits everyone.

Boston: America’s Most Energy Efficient City

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released it’s 2nd edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Good Nursing Home Feng Shui

The floor plan of an assisted living facility with good feng shui encourages mingling, connection and easy access.

EarthTalk: Disposable Batteries — Trash or Recycle?

Truth be told, those old used-up disposable alkaline batteries aren’t the environmental menace they used to be.

United Plant Savers’ Botanical Sanctuary Network

A group of plant enthusiasts is safeguarding the future of North American wild medicinal plants.

Feng Shui for Everyday: Cul-de-sac Houses

Cul-de-sacs are a classic feng shui dilemma and there are literally dozens of factors to consider in determining whether the feng shui is positive or not.

EarthTalk: Plastic Bag Bans

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the amount of plastic litter?
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Daily Astrology

January 23, 2020

If you experience a restless night, chalk it up to the Sun’s square with Uranus. The volatile configuration is a twice yearly exercise in stretching limits, sometimes to the breaking point. Don’t worry, in the end we usually evolve into closer alignment…
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January 2020

Saturday January 18th, 2020 from 10:30-4pm and Sunday January 19th, 2020 from 10:30-4pm In Reiki Master Level you will learn the master symbols, receive the master level attunement and learn how...

Cost: $295 for new students, $195 for the refresher option

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Join us and connect to the powerful energies of the bird kingdom. Throughout earth history, birds have been thought to be divine messengers. Many spiritual systems believe they are emissaries of...

Cost: $95

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: front desk
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Your soul has already seeded your existence with all that is needed to completely express your destiny. Let the Miracle Mantra awaken you to the awareness of spirit ever present in your...

Cost: Suggested Donation: $20

Where:
Yoga At The Ashram
368 Village Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Sponsor: Yoga at the Ashram
Telephone: 508-376-4525
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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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January 19th, February 16th, March 8th by appointment only. Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) to balance body, resolve leg length discrepancies, reduce back, shoulder, knee, hip pain and reduce stress...

Cost: $65 to $145

Where:
Leapin' Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME  04101
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Sponsor: Leapin' Lizards
Telephone: 207-221-2363
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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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Total Life Group Cleanse begins with Jonathan Glass, Ayurvedic practitioner Includes the following three Tuesdays. A 28-day program designed to initiate and maximize detoxification and...

Where:
Concord, MA


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Are you considering, going through or recovering from divorce? Join us at our free Daytime Divorce Boot Camp, and we’ll help you get into shape! In response to requests from people who...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
180 Wells Avenue
Suite 300
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Do you have questions about the legal process of divorce? Join us at our free informative workshop in Hingham, MA! About this event: David Kellem, experienced Family Law Attorney &...

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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Are you ready to permanently up-level your life? Are you ready close the gap between where you are today and your higher purpose? Are you ready to take a definitive step toward healing the...

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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Join us at Vesta’s One-Day Divorce Retreat in Newton, MA! In just one day... you will come away with valuable knowledge about the issues associated with separation and divorce,...

Cost: $149

Where:
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
180 Wells Avenue
Suite 300
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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January is the time of the year when we look ahead to the year in front of us and imagine it to be better than the one we are leaving behind. We often make the New Years resolution in January and...

Cost: $108 before Jan 20 ($120 after)

Where:
Unity Farm Sanctuary
17 Unity Lane
Westborough Shopping Center
Sherborn, MA  01770
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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This is a free and mandatory orientation prior to registering for the 8 week group program of mindfulness based stress reduction or MBSR. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly....

Cost: Free

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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This class will teach you how to make your own intricate wire-wrapped gemstone pendant, expanding on the basics from the introductory Level 1 class that has been taught previously. This class if...

Cost: Reg includes supplies $60 per person or $50 more than one

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd, Unit A
Our Yellow Banner is in Window w/Fairy Lights Please remove shoes at the door
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey
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We will be sitting in the New Moon Energy and The Energy and Consciousness of the Chinese New Year.  Stacey and Bob will be doing an energetic transmission with Energies and Stones...

Cost: Class: $30, Online Reg. $25

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
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Next Class Starts January 25, 2020 You will learn: How to hypnotize How to use hypnosis to help clients make personal changes How to turn hypnosis into a profitable part-time or...

Where:
, RI


Telephone: 401-374-1890
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January 25–April 26, 2020 Now offered in one day and weekend modules that can be taken individually or consecutively.  Dates and individual class links are listed below. All...

Cost: $1360

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, #1A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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