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A Favorite Massachusetts Stream Loses a Dam – and Gains Aquatic Habitat

In early January, on a visit back to my old stomping grounds in western Massachusetts, I trekked along the snowy banks of Amethyst Brook, a beautiful headwater tributary in the Connecticut River watershed.

Growing Insects: Farmers Can Help to Bring Back Pollinators

With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects. It’s a fledgling movement that could help restore the pollinators that are essential for world food production.

The River and the Road

Float down the remote Kobuk River and you might encounter grizzlies, salmon, bald eagles, and caribou. Oh—and open-pit mines, if Alaska's governor gets his way.

Measuring Farmland Biodiversity

In the Gascony region of Southwest France, famously home to the Bordeaux grape, farmland biodiversity may be higher than what's found in any other agricultural region of Europe...

Seeing the Forest Community Through the Trees     

Restoration forester Matthew Hall has a vision for the Aprovecho woods: a managed ancient forest.

Energy Reality: What We’re For

Recognizing that all human economic activity is a subset of nature’seconomy and must not degrade its vitality is the starting point for systemic transformation of the energy system.

A Dam, Dying Fish, and a Montana Farmer’s Lifelong Quest to Right a Wrong

In the pantheon of river conservationists, few may leave a legacy larger than that of Roger Muggli, a third-generation farmer in eastern Montana.

Learning to value Mother Earth

Reducing waste and eating foods that have less of an impact on the environment is this years’ World Environment Day theme. We can all learn lessons from communities living in the Andes.

City Bees, Country Bees: Part 2

Honeybees are not the only ones in trouble--bumblebees are too.

Ordinary Magic: The Alchemy of Biodiversity and Development in Cape Flats Nature

The Cape Flats I had known before, as a life-long citizen and social activist in Cape Town, was one of social, not natural, fragmentation, marked by the railway lines designed to separate communities according to skin color under Apartheid—White, Colored, Black African, or Indian.

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