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Protect Our Bees... or Buy a Lot of Q-Tips!

Steve Peterson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Steve Peterson

Either we do more to protect our bees, or we'll need to buy a LOT of Q-Tips... Our bee population here in the United States is under threat, and has ...

8 Great Ways to Celebrate the Earth this Summer

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Maria Luci, editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen and Rodale's Last week we celebrated Earth Day! We expressed our gratitude for all that our w...

Why You Should Plant Milkweed Right Now

Steve Peterson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Steve Peterson

You might not be familiar with milkweed, but you're probably familiar with the iconic orange and black Monarch butterfly.

Could The Monarch Butterfly Go Extinct In Our Lifetime?

Steve Peterson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Steve Peterson

The challenges I face trying to help the Monarch butterfly in my backyard mirror the challenges the Monarch faces. It takes A LOT to support Monarch butterflies because they can lay so many eggs. In the wild, only a small fraction of the caterpillars will survive pests and diseases to turn into butterflies.

The Magical Migration of the Monarch

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Everyone loves a monarch butterfly! They are a magical symbol of summertime, transformation, and the health of the environment. But let's face it; they're a bit complicated to understand.

Monarch Butterflies: Industrial Agricultural Warfare Is Killing Them, Us

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

I saw only five monarch butterflies last summer at my home in western Massachusetts. I was thrilled and relieved, but sad, each time. It has been 52 years since Carson sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of pesticides. Haven't we learned that agricultural warfare is not the answer?

Save the Monarchs, Spread the Milkweed

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

I'm one of those people who need to explore my surroundings, so when I found myself in Pacific Grove, California, for a conference, I couldn't leave w...

Milkweeds and Monarchs

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Once, a few years ago, I saw these incredible flowers--kind of like giant mauve disco-ball chandeliers. When I inquired, I was told they were an incre...