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Forage in the Garden, Not in What's Left of the Wild

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Lisa Novick

Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. In Southern California, ...

Annie Dillard, American Naturalist

Peter Neill | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

Annie Dillard Published by Salem Press, Inc. Image Credit. This is the second of a four-part series on writers who have shaped author Peter Neill's i...

Nature Writer, Loren Eiseley

Peter Neill | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

As I reflect on the now surprising longevity of the World Ocean Blog and our weekly audio program, the World Ocean Radio, my thoughts have turned to v...

How Looking Through a Tangle of Branches Ignites a New Perspective

Karen Sikie | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts
Karen Sikie

Can you recall the last time you took a moment to look up? What you'll see is an awe inspiring spectacle. The orb of a moon hanging low against a black mid-night backdrop, or the clouds softly spreading across the span of gorgeous blue.

Stepping Up the Ante Pre-Paris 2015

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Modeled on the same campaign used to blacklist supporters of apartheid South Africa, the fossil fuel divestment movement has gained serious global traction over the past 12 months.

In the Time That a Blueberry Ripens

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

Over the July weeks, blueberries ripen, dark purple-blue, gaining volume and sweetness. If you sneak one early, it is too tart; if you wait until the right afternoon, warm sweetness explodes, the taste of summer. What else happens in those days it takes for blueberries to ripen?

Bridging The Two Worlds: What Happened While Riding Bike 31

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

It is amazing what happens when we unite with our spirit and ride that wave. It feels like surfing with the wind at our back. And to sum it up, all it took, my friends, was my willingness to say, "The world is too much upon me and I can't get back to me. I need help." In 10 minutes, the latch of the gate lifted and I got back in.

Son Doong On the Cheap

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Courtney and H.J. Derr

Unless you've been under a travel rock for the past couple of years, you've probably heard about the discovery of Hang Sơn Đoòng (HSD), the largest cave in the world. The good news? It's now open to explorers.

Aristotle's Lantern

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

There's both human perfection and almost divine insight in the work of Aristotle. No other scholar or scientist approaches the genius of Aristotle.

Why Christians Should Care About Science

www.bigquestionsonline.com | Jennifer J. Wiseman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

Jesus told his followers that the two greatest commandments are to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all y...

Traditional Sacred Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Traditional farmers share a respect for the land and the people who eat what they raise on that land. This means they follow ancient traditions of agrarian knowledge and practice. Some even touch the gods with their farming.

Living Fearlessly and Being Courageous: What Does That Mean?

Martha Pasternack | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

The modeling of courage in nature is an endless stream of purposeful and courageous action that offers lessons on the lived experience of courage every day and every night.

Exploration: When The Technology Trail Runs Out

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

It is clear that as science and technology continue to provide for an expanding set of resources, exploration is being transformed as never before.

Bullies and "The Diamond in the Dust"

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

L.A.'s BEST after-school program is all about enriching the lives of students and their communities, and the ripples of this remarkable program recently spread to a challenging project in MacArthur Park known as "The Diamond in the Dust."

Watch: Shark Feeding Frenzy Off Australia Beach

Mark Hanrahan | The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

Remarkable video shot north of the Australian city of Perth shows approximately 50 sharks engaged in a feeding frenzy. The sharks, some of which w...

Watch: Gold Mines Unearth Worms From Hell

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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9 Volcanic Wonders Of The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While the erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland most recently held the world's attention with its showy plume of smoke and hatred for human fli...