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Whales In The Balance

A veteran of marine mammal conservation has a new book with a startling message: To save an entire species, we need more hands on deck.


Living Sustainably on Martha's Vineyard


In a Word

In a Word: Aquamation

On December 26, 2021, Desmond Tutu died, leaving a legacy of deep justice and faith. So it’s perhaps no surprise that he chose to...

In a Word: Radical Hope

In the summer of 2005, I sat across a table in a restaurant with my friend. We had just heard that Canada, where we...

In a Word: Solastalgia

Solastalgia: Psychological distress caused by climate change.  While the word “solastalgia” might never have rolled off your tongue, you’ve likely felt its meaning deep in...

Dear Dot ℠

Dear Dot: Is some organic cotton a scam?

Dear Dot,I recently read an article exposing some of the organic cotton market as fraudulent. I want to do the right thing but I...

Dear Dot: Compost or Recycle Paper and Cardboard?

Dear Dot, In my town, we have curbside paper/cardboard recycling, but we also have municipal composting that accepts paper/cardboard. Is it better to recycle...

Dear Dot: Eco-friendly Tick Treatments?

Dear Dot, Is there something I can put on my lawn that doesn’t harm wildlife, including my pets or grandchildren, but that deters ticks? —Rose, Vineyard...


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