Byline: By Michael Dover

An open letter to Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.   Dear Mitt, Maybe it’s time for a change. Maybe it’s time for you to revisit your sojourn here in...

I’ve been living in Leverett for nine years. There’s lots to like here: a beautiful pond, an excellent elementary school, a fine old Town Hall, and...

The germ of this column came from reading Michael Pollan’s “The Botany of Desire,” which shows the reciprocal relationship between people and...

You may have seen apples at the supermarket or farm store labeled “IPM Grown” and wondered what it means. Or there might have been a sign...

I recently reread a short essay by the late Donella Meadows from 1992 called “What does sustainability mean?” It’s still relevant, pointing the way...

In the past few years, we've seen many twists and turns of emotion around gender. Recently there has been an inspiring surge of women stepping...

 It’s official: Mitch McConnell has said the huge deficit, caused by the massive cut in corporate taxes that Republicans passed, means we can’t...

What is happening to this country cannot stand. In January, I wrote on this page that the year since Donald Trump’s inauguration had “been a year...

In the fall of 2015, I wrote an Earth Matters column on envisioning a fossil-fuel-free Massachusetts. I cited an analysis by the nonprofit...

Donald Trump has now been in office for one year. It’s been a year of almost daily assaults on the body politic of the United States.There is no...

Elizabeth Farnsworth died suddenly at the end of October. I’m certain that anyone who h as read even one or two of her many Earth Matters columns...

Like others concerned about climate change, I was disheartened by last November’s election. We now have a president who has called climate change a...

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