Is Apple really doing everything it can about claims of Chinese worker exploitation at its suppliers like Foxconn and Pegatron in China?
Questions & Answers About Our Environment
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international agreement seeking to unite the economic interests of 12 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, but at what cost environmentally?
Dear EarthTalk: What is the latest thinking on the environmental causes (if any) of autism? I hear so much conflicting information I don’t know what to believe. —Bill Stribling, Austin, TX In the 1980s, about one in 2,000 American kids was diagnosed with autism. […]
While many environmentalists wish the Paris agreement had more “teeth,” they are also glad to finally get something done and remain optimistic that participating nations will voluntarily ratchet up their commitments over time.
Dear EarthTalk: How are environmentalists and environmental groups using crowdfunding to get their projects off the ground? —Sean Jackson, Baltimore, MD Crowdfunding relies on the collective effort of a large amount of individuals making online contributions to allow a project or venture to happen. ArtistShare, […]
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells? Are we really moving beyond huge photovoltaic panels anytime soon? —Michael Williams, Hartford, CT Many people still consider environmentalists’ favorite black panels as the cutting edge of renewable energy. However, the burgeoning solar industry has […]
Dear EarthTalk: Are there any green PACs working to influence elections? —Wilson McClave, Washington, DC As a matter of fact, green Political Action Committees (PACs) emerged as major funders last fall in the run-up to the 2014 Congressional elections, and look to play an even […]