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Fracking Boon Spurs Both Profits and Dangers

Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a process whereby drillers blast millions of gallons of water, sand and hazardous chemicals at high-pressure into...

Why I Decided to Live Without Money

For more than 11 years I’ve lived without money, government assistance or conscious barter...

Building a Wind-Centered Economy

In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change...

Maine’s Northern Forest National Park

The idea of turning a large chunk of forest in central Maine into a national park dates back at least 150 years...

Smart Meter Installations Raise Intelligent Questions

Utility companies around the world are swapping out electric, gas and water analog meters and replacing them...

How to Grow More Vegetables*

The key to this success is using the Grow Biointensive method, a holistic organic gardening approach.

Regulation Loopholes Allow Killing Of Whales

Sadly for our world and its biodiversity, whales are still being killed despite an international ban on commercial whaling.

Herb Gardening From the Ground Up: Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Favorite Herbs

Long before turning into the popular garden addition they are today, Sal Gilbertie was growing herbs.

EarthTalk: Most Fuel Efficient Cars Today

Dear EarthTalk, Which are the most fuel-efficient hybrid and/or all-electric cars available to consumers today (just the affordable ones, please!) 

Picture A World Without Honey Bees

In 2007, the term Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was coined when honeybees in 24 U.S. states and four continents began disappearing. Worker bees failed to return to the hive, leaving the uncapped brood abandoned.

EarthTalk: Pharmacy In Our Drinking Water

Dear EarthTalk: Pharmaceuticals were in the news again recently, how they are polluting water and raising a host of health issues because we dispose of them both unused and used through body waste elimination. What can be done? — Lucy Abbot, Macon, GA

How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything

"Paper or plastic?" Of course the correct answer is "neither." But on the (hopefully rare) occasions you find yourself without your personal shopping bag, what is the best response for the eco-conscious consumer? Organic food is always better, or is it?

Feng Shui: Bedroom Doors Open Or Closed?

Dear Lynn, Is there any feng shui advantage to keeping bedroom doors (or other rooms) closed or open when not in use? I like to keep doors open but my husband likes doors closed. I appreciate any insight you can provide.

What A Wonderful World

When you have 2 minutes and 4 seconds to spare, click here for something truly beautiful to enjoy.

On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life

Urban biking is flourishing. It's emission-less, cheap, readily accessible transportation that improves health and brings together communities.

Wasting Water Is Weird

A new survey finds more Americans would choose providing clean water for the world than accepting million for themselves.

Feng Shui For Recuperation At Home

Dear Lynn,I need back surgery that will require an extended recuperation time at home. Is there any feng shui advice you can give me to turn my bedroom into a more healing environment? I have a supportive husband at home, so that is a help. — SJ, Beverly, MA

EarthTalk: Wet Cleaning

Dear EarthTalk: Some drycleaners I've seen offer "wet cleaning" as opposed to dry cleaning. What's the difference? Is it better for the environment? — Elizabeth Connelly, Tampa, FL

EarthTalk: Legalizing Green Bud

Dear EarthTalk: I heard someone say that legalizing pot — as Californians considered doing last year — would benefit the environment. How would that be? — William T., Portland, OR

Cool Pavement Cares For Our Planet

Cool Pavement, a product developed by the Scottsdale, AZ company Emerald Cities, USA, may be the solution cities are seeking to solve the problem of the extreme heat produced by black asphalt.

Banana Peels — More Than Just Comic Relief

NPR recently blogged about a new use for banana peels discovered by Brazilian environmental chemist Gustavo Castro working at Sao Paulo University.

Boston’s Gardens and Green Spaces

Boston enjoys a rich history of parks and green space. The Boston Common, the oldest city park in the United States...

EarthTalk: Will Dolphins Survive?

Dear EarthTalk: How are wild dolphins faring on the high seas? Recent reports of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico may well be due to last year's BP oil spill, but I imagine there are many threats to dolphins from pollution, human over fishing and other causes. — Henry Milken, Atlanta, GA

Feng Shui Your Closet Into A Personal Treasure Vault

Hi Lynn, I have a question that I am sure you can help me with. The wealth corner in my house [left, rear sector] is a bedroom closet that is mostly used for storage of items that are used infrequently such as holiday dinnerware, a massage table, some seasonal comforters.

EarthTalk: Environmental Health Links

Aren’t environmental issues primarily about health since the bottom line is that pollution makes us sick?

EarthTalk: Cigarette Butts

Has anyone ever studied the environmental impact of discarded  cigarettes?

Feng Shui Solutions for Living In A Hollow

Natural, upward growth is the feng shui remedy for a house embanked on a downward slope.

Farming Around the Country: An Organic Odyssey

A year of organic farm hoping. That was the aspiration of high school science teacher Brian Bender.

Gardening for Life

I had no plans to become a gardener. It just happened, quite unexpectedly. And it completely changed the focus and quality of my daily life.

Mold — The Uninvited Visitor

We would not be here long on this Earth if it weren't for the soil recycling efforts of the multi-celled organism we call mold.
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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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