• Parking

    The Perils of Parking: Round & Round We Go

    We waste lots of time and fuel and emit lots of greenhouse gases when we are behind the wheel circling around and around the block looking for parking…

  • Green College

    Green Colleges Encourage Sustainability On Campus & Beyond

    Green colleges are encouraging sustainability with waste reduction & recycling programs, renewable energy installations and shared vehicles & bikes…

  • Green Thanksgiving

    Green Thanksgiving: Eat Less Meat, Buy in Bulk

    Just because you don’t have to buy & wrap gifts doesn’t mean Thanksgiving is green, but there are lots of ways to make it more that way…

  • Donald Trump. Credit: Gage Skidmore, FlickrCC

    What Will Donald Trump Do About Climate & Environment?

    Dear EarthTalk: What kinds of changes to federal environmental policies can we expect to see from Donald Trump when he assumes the presidency? —D. Shelley, Bounder, CO Like many Americans, environmentalists are alarmed at the results of the 2016 election. What worries them most is Trump’s call for reneging on the landmark Paris climate accord […]

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl Wildlife Thriving 30 Years Later

    These days, wildlife is thriving around the site of the nuclear reactor meltdown at Chernobyl in the Ukraine three decades ago. Biologists say the lack of people in the “Exclusion Zone” thirty kilometers around reactor has made it easier for the animals that did survive — and their progeny — to now flourish.

  • Polyester Fleece

    Is Polyester Fleece Trashing Our Oceans?

    Polyester fleece clothing sure is cozy and comfy, but it just may be trashing our oceans by shedding microfibers in our washing machines that are too small for wastewater treatment facilities to filter out.

  • Wave Power Could Meet 1/4 of U.S. Electricity Needs

    Wave Power Could Meet 1/4 of U.S. Electricity Needs

    Wave power could account for a quarter or more of U.S. electricity needs if we work to develop its potential around our coastlines, and could also provide other countries with a readily available renewable and free energy source.

Podcast

  • EarthTalk Radio: November 2016EarthTalk Radio: November 2016
    In this edition of EarthTalk Radio, Boston College sociologist Juliet Schor discusses how the so-called sharing economy is taking over the world, one Uber ride at a time, and what the implications are for the environment...

Soap Box

Wild & Wooly

  • Air Shepherd is using drones to monitor poachers in Africa.Air Shepherd Uses Drones To Battle African Poachers
    The Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd program, developed to protect elephants & rhinos from poaching by using drones, is increasing patrols to look for poachers poisoning watering holes in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.

Your Health

Justice for All

Eating Right

  • Baby Food, Credit: Brian Brodeur, FlickrCCContaminants in Baby Food: Is Nothing Sacred Anymore?
    A new analysis by the non-profit Clean Label Project (CLP) finds only 19 percent of different baby food products tested were free of potentially harmful contaminants according to standards established by the group's Medical Advisory Board.