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What Butterflies Can Teach Us About Embracing Change

Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Few creatures endure a transformation like the caterpillar who becomes a butterfly. Certainly, as humans, we've all faced our share of changes, and we...

L.A.'s Drought Response: An Open Letter to Mayor Garcetti and the Office of Sustainability

Lisa Novick | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

We must respond to the urgency of drought and loss of biodiversity, and we must promote landscaping that feeds either people or wildlife. We don't have the water or the time to waste on anything else.

Watch A Butterfly Land On This Boy's Face, And Relive The Wonders Of Childhood

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News

When it was time for a little boy to set a butterfly free, something magical happened -- the butterfly landed on his face. OK, maybe that wasn't exact...

5 Ways to Keep Summer Alive

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Amy E. Goodman

I'm too busy hacking up watermelons, doing loads of pool towel laundry and rolling my vegetarian sushi to have time to kickback in an Adirondack chair.

Why Do Butterflies Have Beautiful Wings But Ugly Bodies?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 09.06.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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REVEALED: Anatomical Key To Monarchs' Amazing Migration

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study suggests that monarch butterflies use an internal magnetic compass to help navigate on their annual migrations from Nort...

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

How a No-Homework Curriculum Changed My Parenting

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

We were ready. We were ready to let our children be children, while committing to knowing enough about their current curriculum that we'd be able to supplement their lessons with real life assignments at home.

EXPLAINED: Why Bugs Sip Crocodile Tears

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Science

Never smile at a crocodile—or sit on its face and drink its tears. Yet that’s exactly what ecologist Carlos de la Rosa spotted a butterfly and a ...

Why One Artist Wants To Cover The World In Butterflies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts

Sometimes, all you need to start a global art project is 400 butterflies and an internet connection. That was the case, in a sense, for Tasha Lewis, t...

Show Me the Manna!

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Daisy J Lin

I think if I saw food raining from the sky and ate it, I wouldn't need any further convincing that some divine being was up there, looking out for me. Okey dokey. I get it now. You got my back.

The 'Heavenly' Sound Of 1 Million Butterflies

OWN | Posted 04.04.2014 | OWN

In late August each year, monarch butterflies migrate roughly 2,000 miles from southern Canada to an isolated area in the forests of central Mexico. T...

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...

Last Call For Monarchs

Homero Aridjis | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Homero Aridjis

2014-02-07-monarchbutterflymigrationhorero.jpg There has been a dramatic plunge in the monarch butterfly population that overwinters in Mexico after flying thousands of miles south from the northern and eastern United States and southern Canada. On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, I (and all who cherish the monarch butterfly) am urging Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to put monarch survival on the agenda of their February 19-20 summit meeting in Toluca, in the state of Mexico.

A Butterfly Cure For The Winter Blues (a.k.a. Bite Me, Polar Vortex) (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

For me it's a delightful afternoon escape -- with lots of photographic opportunities -- from the winter blues. It's as if you've been transported to Costa Rica.

Last Surviving Mirabal Sister, Doña Dede, Dead at 88

Franklin Garcia | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Franklin Garcia

(Doña Dede with niece Dominican Congresswoman Minou Mirabal) Bélgica Adela Mirabal, better known in her native Dominican Republic as Doña Dede, ...

The Goldfinch and the Art of Reading

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Ah! The joys and tribulations of being surrounded by stacks of books at my bedside, my husband's bedside, books tucked into every available nook and cranny, piled high on every tabletop and stacked double on every shelf, making it impossible to navigate around safely.

Dora Levy Mossanen: On Novels and Tapping Into Our Own Emotional Reservoir

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.16.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

"I can't speak for all writers, but I can say with certainty that, having lived in Iran, a country that continues to deny women their rightful voice, compels me to create female characters that have no qualms about taking matters into their own hands."

The Hidden Gems in Our Favorite City: Lisa Novick, Theodore Payne Foundation for Native Plants

Julia Wasson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

We are entering the sixth mass extinction on Earth, and this one is because of human activity. The other five were from natural causes. The extinction rate now is 1,000 times the normal background extinction rate.

Bad News For Monarch Butterflies

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

MEXICO CITY -- A new study of the Monarch butterflies' winter nesting grounds in central Mexico says small-scale logging is worse than previously thou...

Just Because It'll Grow in Your Yard Doesn't Mean You Should Plant It

Lisa Novick | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Novick

Worldwide, we are committing ecocide through our globalized gardens, due in no small part to the highly successful distribution systems of large companies selling mostly non-native plants.

LOOK: There's Beauty Hiding In The Most Delicate Of Things

Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Happiness Living in Yellow School Bus: Postmark Pink Mountain

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

They aren't homeless, their home is the road, the outdoors, wherever they drive next.

And the Butterflies Will Come

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

I used to commute along what some call the most beautiful highway in America, with the Santa Cruz Mountains on the one side and the golden hills on the other. But listening to Weiss tell me about his work here, I realize I have never quite seen this place before.

WATCH: Inside Look At Bug's Spectacular Transformation

Posted 05.31.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/14/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Stunning new pictures of butterfly metamorphosis have be...