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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 habits,...

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.

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 wa...

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...

The Inner Beauty of Trees

Anna Clark | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Anna Clark

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To preserve public health, the destiny of our cities and our own sanity, we must learn to regard nature as sustainers, not as consumers. We can start by planting trees.

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Always, always, it comes back to what a garden means to me. A garden offers structure and reliable cycles. There's the renewal that's visible with each plant and tree, each blossom or new leaf.

From the Giving Tree to the Whomping Willow: The 9 Best Trees in Literature

Zola Books | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Trees -- what are they good for? In real life: food, shade, houses, paper. In literature: so, so much more. From Middle-Earth's talking "Ents" to the car-destroying Whomping Willow, we're taking a look the most famous trees in fiction.

Cities Need Nature

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

We humans have an intrinsic emotional need to connect with nature. Yet cities also, and fundamentally, need the structure of hardscape urbanism in sufficient density to achieve environmental and economic efficiency and nurture social bonds.

Earth Week Message: Celebrate Trees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Every tree in the world participates in many biological processes, but the most notable one is photosynthesis: Tree leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mix it with water, convert it into sugar using the sun's energy and give off oxygen as a by-product.

2014: A Time to Renew

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Carson Arthur

I'm officially declaring 2014 the perfect time to renew our love for outdoor living! Here are five simple things we can do to get started for spring and make an environmental impact.

Seeds of Intimacy -- The Jane Goodall Effect

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Frances Moore Lappe

What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read Seeds of Hope, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. And are these not feelings we associate with intimacy and even love?

Finally! Tree Huggers Create A Bracket We Can Root For

Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

Update: Congratulations to Hawaii’s “Coco” Coconut Palm, voted 2014′s Ultimate Big Tree. Forget the best college basketball team in the cou...

Celebrating Nissan: Blessing the Trees

Ari Hart | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Ari Hart

Did you know that with this new Jewish month comes a great opportunity to appreciate the beautiful trees and creations that make our Earth an amazing place to live?

Happy International Day Of Forests

Posted 03.21.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the p...