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Imagine holding the relaxation of a beautiful summer day in the palm of your hand. If you’re lucky enough to live in the Pioneer Valley, you get to...

The most pleasant surprise of this summer’s garden has been the return of a Blacknight hollyhock (Alcea rosea nigra) that I planted several years...

Farmers know better than most people that everything is connected. Physically, weather and elements connect to grow food. When people connect to...

The Northampton Garden Tour returns for its 28th year on Saturday, June 11, offering self-guided tours of six home gardens. The tours are...

EarthTalk: The rapid growth of ‘white gold’

5/30/22

Dear c: Why is lithium mining so bad for the environment? — Jane B., Atlanta, GeorgiaLithium is called “white gold” for good reason: the metal’s...

EarthTalk: What of electric trains, planes?

5/22/22

Dear EarthTalk: You hear a lot about electric cars and trucks these days, but has there been any carbon-saving innovation lately in trains and even...

A farmer and a carpenter walk into Shelburne Farm and Garden. They get to know the owner, take stock of the inventory and records, do some deep...

EarthTalk: 21st century Age of Sail

5/15/22

Dear EarthTalk: Since when did cargo ships start using wind power (again)? Does this save us from a lot of carbon emissions? – Bill H. Elizabeth...

Each spring like clockwork, Eastern bluebirds magically return to nesting boxes alongside valley fields. These sightings and other signs of the...

EarthTalk: What’s the latest on sea level rise?

5/8/22

 Dear EarthTalk: What are the most recent projections about sea level rise around the world as a result of climate change? And is there any hope of...

Any relation between climate change and allergies?

4/25/22

Dear EarthTalk: Could climate change really be making my allergies worse? - L. Pulaski, New Bern, NCPollen may be an unfortunate contributor to...

 Dear EarthTalk: What kind of environmental toll is Russia’s war on Ukraine taking? — James P., Philadelphia, PARussia’s war on Ukraine is one of...

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