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What Your Garden’s Weeds Mean

By Colleen Vanderlinden, TreeHugger The best way to learn about your soil's health is to get a soil test through your local cooperative extension service or at a local nursery. However, there are…


Guide to Compost Tea

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger When I posted a video on how to make compost extractions, and later on how to make compost tea it awakened my interest in this lesser-known subset of composting and or…


7 Hibernating Animals in Danger

Just like disturbances wake you up, they wake up the animal kingdom -- often with dire results. Hibernation, simply, is a state of inactivity in animals. It is typically characterized by a drop i…


Is Overpopulation a Green Myth?

By Brian Merchant, TreeHugger We hear it all the time, and have heard it since Malthus: That overpopulation is the primary cause of the world's environmental ills. It makes sense in simple logical …


7 Ways Food Allergies Could Benefit You (& the Earth)

By Blythe Copeland, TreeHugger A food allergy diagnosis can range from being a minor inconvenience -- like having to read labels to check for food dye -- to a major health issue (think extreme, l…


10 World Famous Trees

By Stephen Messenger, Tree Hugger They may have never starred in a Hollywood blockbuster or released a multi-platinum record, and they may be a bit quiet and rigid on camera -- but that hasn't stop…


Paper Bags vs Plastic Bags: Which is Really Better?

By Collin Dunn, Treehugger Paper or plastic bags: which is better? It's an age old question, when it comes time to check out when grocery shopping: paper bag or plastic bag? It seems like it sho…


7 Animals Smarter Than Humans

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger Bodies that work with the Earth's magnetic field to determine location. Female-only societies. Telling whether you're a friend or a jerk there to make trouble with j…


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