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? --...

Up at the Lake (for Mom and Monica)

This is a collective memory, the collective part representing my years on this Earth. This, too, is a meditation, a journey that takes me...

EarthTalk® | July 2016

Dear EarthTalk: How are the world's penguins faring in this day and age of global warming? What can we do to help them? --...

Get down to Earth — use Earthing to Restore and Heal

You have probably felt the health benefits of earthing at some stage of your life without realizing it. Think about the last time you...

EarthTalk® | June 2016

Dear EarthTalk: I'm finally ready to make the switch from my old gas guzzler to an electric or plug-in hybrid car. What are the...