Tag: environment

An Ocean Ethos: New Paradigm for the 21st Century

The world has lost its way. The physical and political turmoil we face is symptomatic of a failed system of values unable to support...

EarthTalk® | September 2016

Dear EarthTalk: I find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of...

EarthTalk® | August 2016

Dear EarthTalk: Have any wildlife species gone extinct already as a result of global warming, and which are most at risk moving forward? --...

EarthTalk® | July 2016

Dear EarthTalk: How are the world's penguins faring in this day and age of global warming? What can we do to help them? --...

EarthTalk® | June 2016

Dear EarthTalk: I'm finally ready to make the switch from my old gas guzzler to an electric or plug-in hybrid car. What are the...

EarthTalk® | May 2016

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that home rooftop solar only makes sense in certain parts of the U.S. with proper incentives as opposed to...

EarthTalk® | April 2016

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that big game hunting can actually be good for wildlife? -- Ronnie Wilson, Ft. Myers, Florida When Minnesota dentist Walter...

EarthTalk® March 2016

Dear EarthTalk: What is being done to save elephants around the world? I understand that these magnificent creatures are teetering on the brink of...

EarthTalk® February 2016

Dear EarthTalk: What do green groups think about the outcome of the recent Paris climate talks? -- Jackie Lupinacci, Pittsburgh, PA On December 12, 2015,...

EarthTalk® January 2016

Dear EarthTalk: What's the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells? Are we really moving beyond huge photovoltaic panels anytime soon? -- Michael Williams, Hartford,...

EarthTalk® December 2015

Dear Earthtalk: Is recycling still worthwhile given the expense and emissions associated with it? -- Michael Vitti, Norwalk, OH Americans generate about 254 million tons...

EarthTalk® | November 2015

Dear EarthTalk: Do scientists have any idea why so many whales are dying in the Gulf of Alaska lately? -- Michelle DiCostanzo, New York,...

EarthTalk® | October 2015

Dear Earthtalk: What advantages do so-called "vertical farms" have over traditional gardens and farms? -- Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier's book, The Vertical...

EarthTalk® September 2015

Dear EarthTalk: There's a lot of talk about the potential for renewable energy sources like solar and wind. But cheap, abundant coal is still...

EarthTalk® | August 2015

Dear EarthTalk: How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008,...

EarthTalk® | July 2015

Dear EarthTalk: Where will be the best places to live if global warming gets the best of us? -- Cynthia McIntosh, Jasper, WY If temperatures...

EarthTalk® June 2015

Dear EarthTalk: What resources are out there for helping teachers integrate sustainability topics into their curricula? -- Melinda Zullo, Toronto, ON Teaching our kids about...