EarthTalk® | April 2017

Dear EarthTalk: I would like to know what good the EPA has done for the environment? -- Mary W., via e-mail Without the U.S. Environmental...
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Passion for the Beloved Earth

An excerpt from the anthology Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times In the early '70s, in an Earth Science class at Iowa...
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Nature revives My Spirit

Life leads us many places, good and bad, through daylight and darkness. Each step leads us toward another event that molds us into ourselves....

EarthTalk® | March 2017

Dear EarthTalk: Is alternative energy still the next big thing for American venture capitalists? -- Jeffrey Moss, Fairfield, CT A decade ago, in the wake...

EarthTalk® February 2017

Dear EarthTalk: Now that his second term is winding down, what will President Barack Obama's environmental legacy look like? -- Mary Danson, Littleton, NH The...

New book explores Echinacea, a medicinal plant with roots in Kansas

The medicinal plant Echinacea in flower in its native prairie habitat in the Smoky Hill River breaks, north of Hays. Photo by Kelly Kindscher In February...

EarthTalk® January 2017

Dear EarthTalk: What kinds of changes to federal environmental policies can we expect to see from Donald Trump when he assumes the presidency? --...

We Gather Together to Honor the Fallen

On a gray January day we were Christian pagans, standing in a small, tight ring around the dearly departed, singing into the crisp winter...

EarthTalk® | December 2016

Dear EarthTalk: How has wildlife been affected around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in Russia three decades ago? -- Walter Scinto, Hartford,...

Your Animal’s Unconditional Love for You

You know that look your dog or cat gives you, the one that drips with acceptance and adoration? Yeah, that's the stuff! Those of...

EarthTalk® | November 2016

Dear EarthTalk: What's the latest in the battle over whether or not to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? The issue seems to...

EarthTalk® | October 2016

Dear EarthTalk: I am interested in helping my school get solar panels on the roof to show students how we can be part of...

Autumn, a natural pause

Something is about to be born, enter stage left, pop into view. Perhaps it's summer, about to leave the northern hemisphere and slide down...

An Ocean Ethos: New Paradigm for the 21st Century

The world has lost its way. The physical and political turmoil we face is symptomatic of a failed system of values unable to support...

EarthTalk® | September 2016

Dear EarthTalk: I find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of...

How I Learned Unconditional Love

My family always had pets. As a child I loved animals! In 1982, I became a lifelong vegetarian. I had all kinds of pets continuously...

EarthTalk® | August 2016

Dear EarthTalk: Have any wildlife species gone extinct already as a result of global warming, and which are most at risk moving forward? --...