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Planting Trees: The Many Benefits of Going Green

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 09.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ashley Wren Collins

When it comes to the physical beauty of your home and your finances, planting trees as part of your outdoor landscape pleases the psyche, the eye, a...

Getting Wild: This Latina Finally Gets to Experience the Thrill of the Outdoors

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.

Hi Mom, I Got a Tattoo!

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

This originally appeared on the Gather the Jews blog Hi Mom, Please sit so you don't keel when you read this, and remember to inhale and then exhale...

The Bizarre North Korean Axe Murders

ADST | Posted 08.10.2015 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

People In Melbourne Are Sending Loving Emails To Their Favorite Trees, And It's Delightful

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.16.2015 | Good News

This may be the greatest display of arboreal affection since The Giving Tree. Nature-loving citizens from Melbourne, Australia -- and beyond -- are us...

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder - But What If There Is No Beholder?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Something big and white and cloudy was lurking in the steep canyon below our house. I stood up from my computer and peered out the window for a better look. It was flowering tree, growing wild.

What Sets New Yorkers Apart

Adrianna Aguilar | Posted 06.24.2015 | New York
Adrianna Aguilar

Why am I here? Why are you here? Is it because we have so many forces, foods, friends and flings to which to say "yes," or "no" to? To love or hate?

18 Camping Tips And Tricks For Survival (And Fun)

Supercompressor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

With a knife, some denatured alcohol and a little bit of courage, you can transform a 12 oz can into a great DIY camp stove that'll boil water in 5-6 minutes. We did it, and it's remarkably simple.

These Secret Gardens Are Perfect Little Surprises In Cities Around The World

Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel

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ConGRADulations: Graduation Gifts That Make the Grade

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

Graduation is a time of great accomplishment. Help the graduate in your life celebrate this momentous occasion with a gift thats sure to make the grade. Whether you're looking for something for a friend, significant other or relative, I've rounded up the best buys for all the grads.

Skip Fake Flowers This Memorial Day: 5 Eco-Friendly Options

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Annie L. Scholl

The woods are dotted with brilliant red roses, bright yellow sunflowers and pale purple hydrangea. Spring is here, but these flowers have been with me all winter long. I've watched them grow -- not in size but in number.

Dear Fairy

Lynda Freeman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

In a park down by the Lake Ontario, in my neighborhood of Toronto affectionately named the Beach, is an old oak tree. I have walked by this tree many, many times as I've made my way from the boardwalk to the cafes and stores of Queen Street.

How Not to Train for a 500 Mile Bike Ride

Chuck Kellen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

So you jumped in with complete abandon and registered for a 500-mile bike ride. My ride of choice raises hundreds of thousands each year for the TREE Fund (registration closes May 31).

The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels

Thrillist | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We found the world's 10 coolest big-boy hideouts that're hung high in the trees and cobbled together with more than leftover wood scraps from behind Dad's shed.

13 Trees That Seriously Need To Get Their Act Together

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.30.2015 | Comedy

Save your hate mail, because you're just giving trees a harder time than they already have. Trees are beautiful things. But despite the fact that t...

Dear Mother Earth, I Owe You Big Time

Donna Henes | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Donna Henes

I am 69 years old. That means that I should have planted 483 trees by now to replace those that I have used. While I have conducted quite a few tree-planting ceremonies over the years, I still owe Mother Earth a new orchard or two.

A Thousand Angry Women Say No to Genetically Engineered Trees

Rachel Smolker | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Rachel Smolker

An open letter from Brazilian civil society was delivered, a supporting letter came from international groups. All in all, more than 100,000 protest letters made the resistance and opposition to GE trees loud and clear. But Brazil did not heed.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

How City Trees, Related Vegetation Reduce Pollution, Improve Health

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

However good urban density can be when measured at the whole-watershed scale, unless cities sufficiently integrate absorbent vegetation and related green infrastructure into the urban fabric, the impermeable pavement and rooftops associated with dense cities can cause local runoff pollution to be severe.

Road Trip to Ohio's "The Spot"

Jill Shomer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Jill Shomer

A group of Instagrammers came together in Columbus, Ohio, on February 5th for the opening of the Mobile Photo Now exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Ar...

8 Ways to Nurture Your Children's Connection to Nature

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Dr. Jim Taylor

Children love the Earth. Kids care in the purest and sweetest way for birds, flowers, plants, and animals. To see children marvel at a bee buzzing around them is just one way that children express their connection, love, and awe for Mother Nature.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

A Christmas Tree Story

Paula Vasan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Paula Vasan

I was thrilled when I heard the news that the town of Reading, Pennsylvania, officially decided to embrace its so-called Charlie Brown tree.

Autumn Reflections

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

Some time ago someone asked me: "How on earth do you manage to write complete stories about...NOTHING?!" Well...erhm...lots of fantasy I guess... Tha...

So, How Much Are Plants Helping Us Fight Climate Change?

Mother Nature Network | Russell McLendon | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Earth's plant life may soak up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than previously tho...