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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

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...

Columbus Day and the Colonization of Land, Trees and Genes

Rachel Smolker | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Rachel Smolker

We can sadly reflect on the brutal history of colonization that American Indians faced when Europeans "discovered" and then claimed their lands. Now, centuries later, the ongoing colonization process threatens to colonize not only their lands, but even the genetics of the trees in their forests that are central to their history and livelihoods.

Parched California and Australia Suffer Honey Drought

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

So just how dry is California? According to tree ring data from the University of California at Berkeley, in some parts of the state, it hasn't been this drought-stricken since the year 1580.

Plan To Harvest Trees Scorched By California Rim Fire Called 'Ecological Travesty'

AP | By SCOTT SMITH | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees ...

A Year After Massive Fire, Forest Service To Decide On Future Of Scorched Timber

AP | By SCOTT SMITH | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers t...

Preparing Our Seeds for a New Year

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week we will enter the Hebrew month of Ellul, a time traditionally dedicated to preparation for the re-birthing that waits us in one month - Rosh Hashana, the New Year.

The Impact of the STIHL Tour des Trees

Chuck Kellen | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Chuck Kellen

"In the end...we are only cyclists." To describe this year's STIHL Tour des Trees in words is like trying to write about a color or describe a sound....

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...

Why I Cycled More Than 500 Miles for Trees

Chuck Kellen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Chuck Kellen

If my legs could talk, they might tell you that they sincerely dislike the person they are attached to and desire a transplant to a more sedentary being. In absent remembrance of my recent efforts, they might break out in song.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?

Rediscovering Wisconsin by Bike

Chuck Kellen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

I know a different Wisconsin. One covered in plush green or white -- depending on the season -- rolling hills kept perfectly groomed by thousands of dairy cattle.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Sally Swanson

Much like the feeling I had the day I spent in the garden with these same students, these are lessons that will be carried and accessed like talismans, woven into every aspect of their lives as they grow older and away from school experiences.

Why We Should Focus More On Clouds, Trees And Streams

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

No one, probably, has ever much doubted that these things are nice. Clouds, trees and streams represent nature in its most gentle, tranquil guise. The...