Michele C. Hollow

Michele C. Hollow writes about pets, climate, and health. She’s a long-time animal lover who cares deeply about the environment and sustainability. As a kid, Michele took zoology courses at the Bronx Zoological Society. She still enjoys learning about and spending time with animals. Birding is her newest hobby. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times, GoodRX, Parents, AARP, The Guardian, and other publications. She’s a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. You can connect with her on Twitter at @michelechollow.

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Each year, about 7,500 wildfires burn approximately 1.5 million acres on national forests and grasslands, according to the US Forest Service.
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If your child comes home muddy, veers slightly off the path to study an insect, or even scrapes his knee, it’s all part of growing up.
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A growing body of scientific research teaches us that spending time in nature can lower stress, improve mood, and make us healthier.
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Is ethical shopping a priority, but you're confused by labels? What does Cruelty-Free, Organic, and Natural Really Mean?
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Everyone loves a freshly cut Christmas tree, but with climate change accelerating, should we be renting rather than buying?
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From outright bans, to restrictions, leaf blowers are coming under increased scrutiny for their emissions and the noise pollution they cause.
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NYC's climate museum is the first museum in the United States dedicated to teaching visitors about climate awareness and solutions.
DIY wrapping paper alternative
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The holiday season gift wrapping tradition creates waste of up to 25 million tons of garbage. Here are 15 eco-friendly wrapping alternatives.
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Microplastic exposure can negatively affect the likelihood of hermit crabs to find and enter new shells, which threatens their survival.
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With accelerating changes in weather patterns brought on by climate change, many families are faced with a difficult decision; Stay or go?
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Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but "red tides" caused by harmful algal blooms present a challenge.
Meadowlands cleanup
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Thanks to a renewed spirit of environmentalism and significant EPA funding, the once irredeemably polluted Meadowlands are now on the mend.
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Fungi have superpowers. They existed long before dinosaurs and trees. Learn all about mushrooms in under 5 minutes.
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Not disposing of masks, gloves, and other PPE on the ground is littering. It’s also the newest form of pollution.