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Part to Whole: The Holistic Philosophies That Encourage Us to See the Universe in a Unifying Light

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We delve into stories that inspire us—from the details behind our candles, to the facets of scents, and the people that inspire us.

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Festive Figures: The Spiritual Significance of Evergreens from Christmas to the National Park System Read

We examine how evergreen trees have shaped the Yuletide season — and the formation of the U.S. National Park System.

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White Gold: The Complicated Past — and Present — of Sugar Read

We take a closer look at the sweet — and sometimes sour — world of sugar.

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The Outside Comes In: How Biophilic Buildings Bring Mother Nature to the Big City Read

Rustic Wood Cabin gets us thinking about eco-friendly architecture that brings people back to nature.

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Heat Engine Earth: Geothermal Energy Is Clean, Plentiful, and Good for Cooking — So Why Aren’t We Using It? Read

A look at the power of geothermal energy beyond a relaxing bath — although it’s pretty good at that, too.

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Talking Flowers and Flowers That Talk: Plant Communication From Floriography to the Wood Wide Web Read

The vocabulary of plants? It turns out flowers have a lot to say — literally and figuratively.

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Intruder Alert: How Invasive Species Wreak Havoc on the Environment — and What We Can Do About Them Read

Our newest scent spurs an investigation into invasive species and the responsible cultivation practices used to mitigate the threat.

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The Great Carbon Sink in the Sea: Geoengineering, Seaweed, and the Race to Beat Climate Change Read

We celebrate seaweed’s role in fighting climate change through natural growth and geoengineering.

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Yuzumania: A Culinary Craze and a Cautionary Tale Read

A meditation on the sustainable farming practices necessary to keep fruits like yuzu from becoming extinct.

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