EarthTalk® | November 2015

Dear EarthTalk: Do scientists have any idea why so many whales are dying in the Gulf of Alaska lately? -- Michelle DiCostanzo, New York,...

Dogs: Your Soul Guru

Those of us who share our lives with dogs are very conscious of the way they show their loyalty and unconditional love. It's in...

Growing a community garden in partnership with Nature

The Partnership Garden is a new community garden at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, MN. This garden and its parent organization,...

Recycling does not include the Tops of Cans, Bottles

Dear EarthTalk: Everyone knows we should recycle metal, glass and plastic cans and bottles, but what about all the lids, tops and caps? I...

Eco News

HOURCAR expands coverage HOURCAR, the Twin Cities' largest car-sharing organization, has partnered with developer Schafer Richardson to locate a shared vehicle in the North Loop...

Beau’s Image Honors a Sister’s Love

We didn't even know my sister Lori was sick, much less that she would die suddenly. She was only 45, and although her lifestyle...

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,...

Letters to the editor

Dear editor, Your front page article on the Tiny Houses was excellent and so exciting to see in the April 2015 issue of The Edge....

An Herbal Memory

I collapsed on a tuft of dried grass, and wept pitifully for a while. I was in a foreign country, miles and borders away...

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...

The Light Beyond the Leaves

Stripped of pretense and camouflage, trees, like human beings, are bare bones and spirit. They grow, stretch, ache, bend and break; they provide protection...

Nature’s beauty flowers as Earth awakens

Nature is my church. It's where I go to "worship." Every step I take on Mother Earth is a healing blessing sent to her...

Eco News at Edge Life

Retailer adopting reusable bags Environmental groups estimate that 100 billion plastic bags are used annually in the United States. Once discarded,...

Dan-de-lions are Roaring!

Once upon a time, there was a bee called Dan. He had slept all winter and was still pretty tired and cold, but he...

My Cheesepuff was no Cream Puff

I could feel the cat gently walking around my head on the pillow, pulling my hair ever-so-slightly. Deep in that last morning dream before...

You, Your Pet, and Your Sacred Contract

Our beloved pets are so much more than just furry little friends. The bond we share with them is deep and profound. Their unconditional...

EarthTalk® | July 2014

Dear EarthTalk: Do you agree with the recent claim in the Wall Street Journal that organic agriculture isn't actually sustainable? -- Chuck Romaniello, Pittsburgh,...