The question of whether nature, encompassing plants and animals, should possess rights is a complex and contentious one.
Reader Question: Why is cryptocurrency so bad for the environment?
Cryptocurrency’s impact on the environment is a big cause for concern. While cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum) offer various benefits, such as decentralized transactions and financial inclusivity, their underlying technology, known as blockchain, has significant environmental drawbacks.
What is the “right to roam” and why is it controversial in the United States?
The “right to roam” is a concept that allows people to access and enjoy natural areas, such as parks, forests and beaches, without being restricted by private property laws.
Is it possible to retrofit an old car with an Electric Vehicle drivetrain?
The first step in retrofitting an old car with an EV drivetrain is to remove the existing engine and transmission. This requires specialized knowledge and tools, so it’s important to find a reputable mechanic or EV retrofitting company to do the job.
EarthTalk Q&A: May 8, 2022: Cargo Ships & Sail Power
“This rewiring of sailing matters because of the immense emissions that cargo ships produce. Because they consume fossil fuels, much of our supply chain is riddled with emissions problems.”
EarthTalk Q&A: May 1, 2022—Too Late To Turn Back Sea Level Rise?
Dear EarthTalk: What are the most recent projections about sea level rise around the world as a result of climate change? And is there any hope of turning back the tide if we rein in emissions as planned under the current iteration of the Paris agreement? –
EarthTalk Q&A: April 24, 2022—Is China Leader or Laggard on Climate?
Is China’s government committed to fighting climate change or just making the problem worse?
EarthTalk Q&A: April 17, 2022—Climate Change Making Allergies Worse?
Could climate change really be making my allergies worse?
EarthTalk Q&A: April 10, 2022—Environmental Impacts of Ukraine War
What kind of environmental toll is Russia’s war on Ukraine taking?
EarthTalk Q&A: April 3, 2022—Livestock Methane Capture: Good or Bad for the Planet?
Is encouraging dairy farmers and cattle ranchers to capture methane gas from their livestock’s manure good or bad for the planet?
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