Byline: By NAILA MOREIRA

So climate anxiety is a thing.Last year, a Yale University report noted that 21 percent of American adults are “very worried” about climate change....

Every day, José Serrazina, known to his customers as Joe, arrives at his workshop by 6 a.m. Often, he stays as late as 6:30 p.m. At Shu-Fix, he...

EASTHAMPTON — Frogs. Within the next few weeks the earliest of them will start calling — spring peepers, whose high, eager cries have always...

We’ve made it through a whirlwind year. As we enter this young 2019, I thought the best way to move forward would be to take stock of the...

Down to Earth: Discovering #ScienceTwitter

11/28/18

A lot of us, when we think of Twitter, first bring to mind the frequently controversial, often belligerent, at times misspelled tweets of the...

The recent tragedy for knowledge and culture in Brazil – the fire that destroyed the country’s National Museum – feels like a microcosm, symbol...

People won’t do, en masse, what is excessively inconvenient or expensive for them.This basic truth of environmentalism too often seems to elude...

It’s summer, and with these golden months for many of us come trips to the seaside.As much as I love the Pioneer Valley, one of my regrets in...

Down to Earth: A tree over the river

5/8/18

I sit on the twisted root system of a great tree, a shelf of exposed roots thrust out over the Connecticut River at the edge of the Northampton...

Down to Earth: Sugaring in a warmer world

4/10/18

HADLEY — In the sugaring room of North Hadley Sugar Shack and Market on a recent Saturday, a trio of young farmers manned the massive wood-fired...

The other day, wandering the back alleys of social media, I discovered a Facebook group to fall instantly in love with: “Slime Mold Identification ...

Down to Earth: The assault on knowledge

12/12/17

Well, Congressional Republicans have passed the tax bill. The only thing remaining before it becomes law is reconciliation between the House and...

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