• How can I get my car ready for summer driving?

    How can I get my car ready for summer driving?

    Dear EarthTalk: Summer is near and I am planning a big road trip. Do you have any tips for boosting my car’s fuel efficiency on long, hot drives?   —Esther McCoy, Burlington, VT                         Ah, the summer road trip, that classic American experience. But long drives through […]

  • Is bringing back extinct species possible nowadays?

    Is bringing back extinct species possible nowadays?

    Dear EarthTalk: What is the “de-extinction” movement all about? —Bill Mitchell, New York, NY De-extinction—bringing back extinct animal and plant species—is a term that conservation biologists and environmentalists have been bandying about for a decade or so. But only recently have advances in genetic sequencing and molecular biology transformed de-extinction from theory into something that we […]

  • Where are some good eco-travel destinations here in the Lower 48?

    Where are some good eco-travel destinations here in the Lower 48?

    Dear EarthTalk: Where are some good “eco-travel” destinations right here in the continental U.S. that I can consider for a family vacation?  — Janet Devino, Brooklyn, NY   Many of us are looking to green our lifestyles today and this commitment to Mother Earth can also include how and where we travel. And those of us looking […]

  • Can we really get off coal by 2050?

    Can we really get off coal by 2050?

    Dear EarthTalk: How does the Rocky Mountain Institute think we can get off of oil and coal by 2050 and save money in the process? — James Greenville, Redding, CT Colorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins to research and promote market-based solutions to our energy […]

  • Carbon Sequestration: Are Roadsides the Answer?

    Carbon Sequestration: Are Roadsides the Answer?

    Planting trees & shrubs on otherwise unused roadsides could help meet Paris climate goals, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea…

  • Peanut Allergy Rise Worries Environmentalists

    Peanut Allergy Rise Worries Environmentalists

    Do scientists think there’s a big environmental component to the huge rise in peanut allergy cases in the U.S. and beyond in recent years?

  • Still in Denial About Climate

    Still in Denial About Climate

    Dear EarthTalk: Are there still outspoken global warming deniers in Congress or the mainstream media? If so, what do they say when presented with scientific facts and anecdotal evidence pointing to an increasingly warming atmosphere?                                                                 — Ben Charles, Cary, NC Given the preponderance of data showing rising temperatures around the globe in recent […]

  • Smoke Waves: Wildfires’ Dirty Little Secret

    Smoke Waves: Wildfires’ Dirty Little Secret

    Smoke waves can radiate out for hundreds of miles from wildfires, spreading particulate matter and causing health problems for millions of Americans who think they are safe and far from the fire lines…

Green Tech

  • The Future of Sustainable EnergyThe Future of Sustainable Energy
    We've got solar, wind and now even wave power dialed in, but what other new techniques and technologies are engineers working on to bring us even greener power in the future?

Eating Right

Under Water

  • Messages in the Sand from Hurricane SandyMessages in the Sand from Hurricane Sandy
    Researchers have found that federally funded beach nourishment projects in New York and New Jersey prior to Hurricane Sandy saved an estimated $1.3 billion in avoided damages. Now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking these findings to improve future beach nourishment projects...

Justice for All

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