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    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 […]

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    The Next Inconvenient Truth? New Eco Docs Still Focus on Climate

    While potent in its day as the film that put climate change on the public radar, An Inconvenient Truth, now a decade old, is hardly the last word in green documentaries anymore. New Must-Sees Eco Documentaries Include Disobedience, The Cross of the Moment and Revolution…

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    Do animals have legal rights?

    Dear EarthTalk: What are so-called non-human rights?   —Richard Montcalm, Jenkintown, PA                         Non-human rights is a term coined by animal welfare activist and lawyer Steven Wise, who has campaigned for three decades to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own. His […]

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    What’s wrong with ethanol?

    Dear EarthTalk: I thought that putting ethanol in our gas tanks was going help fight climate change, but lately I’ve heard reports to the contrary. Can you enlighten?  — Bill B., Hershey, PA   Ethanol and similar “biofuels” made from corn and other crops seem like a good idea given their potential for reducing our carbon outputs […]

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    What can I do to help prevent deforestation in the Amazon?

    Dear EarthTalk: What can I do to help prevent deforestation in the Amazon even if I don’t live in the region?   — Janine Greco, Nutley, NJ The fact that our climate, our air and our water know no national borders means that the forests are our mutual responsibility. We all depend on their services and we […]

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    Non-Stick Cookware: Safest Options?

    Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated varieties. But the convenient cooking surface comes with potential risks when it is used with high heat.

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    Are hydrogen fuel cell cars still a viable option?

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars aren’t really any greener than conventional gas-powered internal combustion cars? —  Michelle Adamo, Portland, OR   A decade ago cars powered by fuel cells seemed like the future of green automotive travel, but many analysts now think otherwise. These futuristic cars run on hydrogen fuel and emit only […]

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