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From Walden Pond to Wilderness: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Despite the success of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America is not benefiting from its full potential. The law allows for $900 million to be used each year. Only rarely have annual funding levels approached that amount despite it being only a fraction of the billions oil companies pay in in royalties.

Why I Write: My Subject Chose Me

Lindsey Mead | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

As I pull it back out from memory and turn it over in the light of my thoughts, words and sentences plumb what I learned or felt in the moment.

A Talk With Thoreau About Twitter

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts
Peter Mandel

Make yourself comfortable, Mr. Thoreau. Some green tea? An organic protein bar? Given the demands of your cabin and garden, we're grateful you've a...

Another typical Friday

Jimmy Demers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jimmy Demers

It was just another typical Friday morning for me back here in my home state of Massachusetts. I usually return every year around this time to remembe...

Thoreau's Walden Pond Shows Effects Of Global Warming, Invasive Species On Area Today

Scientific American | John Platt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Henry David Thoreau famously catalogued the plants around Walden Pond more than 150 years ago, and the information he gathered then is helping to illu...

Declaring Your Artistic Self

Tamsin Rothschild | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamsin Rothschild

I believe we are all artists. I cringe and want to shake people when I hear them lament: "I am not creative", "I do not have a creative bone in my body." This is so desperately untrue.