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EarthTalk Q&A: February 13, 2022—Can Microorganisms Eat Our Plastic?
Is there any truth to claims that we need not worry about plastic pollution because nature will evolve microorganisms to break it all down?
EarthTalk Q&A: February 6, 2022—EV Batteries & The E-Waste Apocalypse
As millions and millions of electric car batteries start to reach the end of their useful lives, how can we avoid an e-waste apocalypse?
Does my consumption of more salads and less meat help fight climate change?
I’ve recently been really into salads and have been wondering does my consumption of more salads and less meat help fight climate change?
EarthTalk Q&A: January 23, 2022—Shower Flow Woes
The shower is a place of rejuvenation and relaxation for many of us, but it is also a big water hog, accounting for roughly 17 percent of the average U.S. household’s water usage.
How will the homes of the future look and feel different as a result of global warming?
In general, new construction homes are the most likely to be the most resilient to climate change. New forms of concrete that are made from recycled or waste-based material save a large share of …
I lifting of quota restrictions on wolf hunting in Yellowstone a threat to wolf population
By the 1990s biologists managed to convince the federal government that these predators are essential to the health of the ecosystem, and gray wolves were famously reintroduced back into Yellowstone.
Do wealthy people generate more pollution and/or carbon emissions than the less fortunate?
The richest 10 percent of humanity was responsible for 52 percent of global emissions between 1990 and 2015, according to a 2020 Oxfam report.
Has anyone figured out how to build wind farms that don’t negatively impact birds, bats and other wildlife?
As the U.S. tackles the issues of climate change, the Biden administration is investing in wind power as a key strategy for sustainably meeting the country’s energy needs.
EarthTalk: Is Amazon.com an environmental hero or villain?
Not surprisingly, Amazon.com’s environmental performance is a mixed bag. One charge often levied by critics is that Amazon’s low pricing and expedited shipping encourages customers to spend more on more unnecessary stuff.
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