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Pollinators

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.

Rosh Hashanah and the Bees

Tanya Tolchin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Tanya Tolchin

Now that the dramatic loss of honeybees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators is making front-page news, dipping apples in honey takes on a whole new significance.

Your (Not So) "Bee-Friendly" Plants

Paul Towers | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Paul Towers

A new report shows that these very same pesticides are found in many of our backyard plants -- at levels of concern -- that are meant to support pollinators.

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.

Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...

Beauty Of Pollination Captured In Incredible Time-Lapse Video

Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jaymi Heimbuch: Louie Schwartzberg is a renowned cinematographer who captures the beauty of nature in unexpected ways ...

They're Getting It Right "Down Under" and the U.S. Should Follow Their Lead

Lisa Novick | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.

A New Hive Mentality

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director This past winter was another tough one for the humble honeybee. Winter l...

God Did Not Write the Farm Bill

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Don't want a children's toy containing lead paint manufactured with child labor in your state? Congressman King and the House Agriculture Committee say "tough." Want the workers in your state to have a better chance? Your state won't have the right to choose. The Feds are encroaching.

Stop Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Protestors to March in London

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Beekeepers and concerned citizens from across the UK have formed a united front in the 'War Against Nature' to protect bees against a devastating new ...

Designing a Pollinator-friendly Garden

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Whether your garden is a floral retreat or a source of food, you will need pollinators to ensure long-term productivity.

Go Native This Fall

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Fall is typically the time to start cleaning up and closing down for the winter. Not so in California. Fall's the prime time to plant our spectacular California natives.

Help Honey Bees Survive This Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Heather Mattila, assistant professor of natural sciences at Wellesley College Honeybees are far and away the most important pollin...

Expo Line Landscaping Lunacy

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

Many people, including those at the MTA, seem to think that native landscaping is a small cosmetic issue. It is not. Like recycling, landscaping with native plants is at the heart of sustainable living and nature conservation.

Are Bees Everywhere In Trouble?

Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Bees are making headlines these days, and not in a positive way. Colony collapse disorder has cut through honeybee populations, with some beekeepers r...

Lucia Graves

'Citizen Scientists' To Help Gauge Wild Bee Population

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green

Scientist Gretchen LeBuhn is trying to save the nation's wild bee population. But to achieve her goal, she's resorting to some unconventional means, n...