• <span class="entry-title-primary">How to End World Hunger</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Timmer Shows The Way in New Book</span>

    How to End World Hunger Timmer Shows The Way in New Book

    Harvard development studies professor Peter Timmer’s new book, Food Security and Scarcity: Why Ending Hunger Is So Hard (University of Pennsylvania Press, $51.80), shows how so many countries are mismanaging their food and agriculture programs, in the process leaving billions of people around the world without access to enough food or proper nutrition. Taking into account decades […]

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Climate Change and Food’s Nutritional Value</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Global warming may in fact be making our food crops less healthy for us</span>

    Climate Change and Food’s Nutritional Value Global warming may in fact be making our food crops less healthy for us

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? – William Persson, Glendale, OH It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, researchers warn that it may be only a matter of […]

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Jules Pretty Looks Over the Edge</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">New book shows hope in old ways</span>

    Jules Pretty Looks Over the Edge New book shows hope in old ways

    In his new book The Edge of Extinction: Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands, University Essex Environment and Society professor Jules Pretty documents his visits to 12 different environments around the world where traditional human cultures are hanging on despite the pressures to modernize. Pretty does an admirable job showing that we would be […]

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">The Toxic Toll of Coal Ash</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Part Two of Doc Shines Light on Another Fossil Fuel Woe</span>

    The Toxic Toll of Coal Ash Part Two of Doc Shines Light on Another Fossil Fuel Woe

    Check out Part Two of a new documentary from VICE News on the toxic effects of Coal Ash in the US. In Part Two, VICE News travels to Pennsylvania, home to “Little Blue Run,” the largest coal ash pond in the country, which continues to leak dangerous pollutants out into the community. Despite efforts to shut down […]

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Divesting from Fossil Fuels</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Holding Investors Accountable on Climate</span>

    Divesting from Fossil Fuels Holding Investors Accountable on Climate

    Dear EarthTalk: What is Global Divestment Day and how does it relate to protecting the environment? – Michel LaPlante, New Orleans, LA With crucial international climate negotiations coming up in Paris in the Fall of 2015, the first ever Global Divestment Day took place on February 13-14, with activists and everyday people across six continents and […]

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Ocean Lovers Unite Around NT3 Pledge</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Sailors for the Sea tackles growing problem of ocean acidification</span>

    Ocean Lovers Unite Around NT3 Pledge Sailors for the Sea tackles growing problem of ocean acidification

    Sailors for the Sea—a forward-thinking non-profit conservation organization for sailors and boaters founded by David Rockefeller, Jr.— is asking millions of U.S. boaters and others to show the ocean some love to help heal its rapidly declining condition. The Newport, RI based group is asking fellow sailors and all lovers of the sea to take the NT3 Pledge—No Trash. No […]

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Singing Along with Noisy Bird</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">New Books Connect Kids with Nature</span>

    Singing Along with Noisy Bird New Books Connect Kids with Nature

    New from Dawn Publications this spring are three fun and informative illustrated books designed to connect kids and nature… In Martha Sullivan’s Pitter and Patter (with illustrations by Cathy Morrison), young readers or listeners can hitch a ride through the watershed with two charismatic raindrops, Pitter and Patter, as they tumble from the sky, careen off a leaf, plunge […]

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Solar’s Uncertain Future</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Greens Boo Expiring Investment Tax Credit</span>

    Solar’s Uncertain Future Greens Boo Expiring Investment Tax Credit

    Dear EarthTalk: What’s going to happen to the U.S. solar industry when the federal solar investment tax credit expires next year? — Victoria Chase, Washington, DC   In the U.S., a new solar project was installed every three minutes in 2014, and jobs in the solar industry rose from 15,000 employees in 2005 to nearly 174,000 today. […]

Warming World

Toxins & Pollution

Green Tech

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Let It Flow</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Flow Hive Could Transform Beekeeping</span>Let It Flow Flow Hive Could Transform Beekeeping
    For the past decade Australian beekeepers Cedar and Stuart Anderson have been working on a way to easily remove honey from bee hives without having to physically open the hives and disturb the bees. After years of research and testing, this father and son team have created the Flow Hive. This extraordinary invention has proved to […]

Reading List

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Curious Critters: Marine</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">New David FitzSimmons Book Shines Light on Marine Wildlife</span>Curious Critters: Marine New David FitzSimmons Book Shines Light on Marine Wildlife
    Curious Critters: Marine is the latest release showcasing the award-winning photography and writing of Ohio-based David FitzSimmons. The book features FitzSimmons’ stunning portraits of 20 of North America’s most incredible marine animals, including a black sea bass, a giant Pacific octopus, a roseate spoonbill, and a one-in-a-million blue lobster, among other creatures found along the coasts of the United […]

Conscious Consumer

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">New Eco-Friendly Products</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Going green never looked, smelled so good</span>New Eco-Friendly Products Going green never looked, smelled so good
    Greener Hair Care The Mastey Healthy Beautiful Hair Care System will cleanse, condition and protect your hair color from fading. Made with Argan Oil for conditioning & heat protection; Olive Oil for softness and shine; and anti-oxidant rich Grape Seed Extract to keep your hair color looking vibrant. Without the use of chemicals and additives that can harm your beautiful locks, […]

Going Green

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Telethrion or Bust</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Greek Eco-Community Takes Root</span>Telethrion or Bust Greek Eco-Community Takes Root
    What would motivate crisis-struck Greek urbanites gather in a picturesque Northern-Euboean village of olive trees to join a project commanding radical change in every aspect of their life as they knew it? The answer lies in the name of the mountain hosting the village: Telethrion. Telethrion is the first Greek eco-community that aspires to restore […]