Showers typically use less water than baths, but only if the bather doesn’t linger under the spray for too long and if he has a newer model — that is, more efficient — shower head.
Building on landfills? Rehabbing Old Buildings? Planning for Greater Density? These are among the sustainable solutions some planners would like to see put in place to solve the housing crisis in Northern California…
Good indoor air quality is key to a good night’s sleep and overall healthy living, so do what you can reduce off-gassing furniture and paint and get your HVAC vents cleaned…
Alexa Kleysteuber of the California Environmental Protection Agency discusses how and why her state is taking a global leadership role on the climate issue.
EarthTalk’s Chelsea Tyler contributes this travelogue about a recent trip backpacking through the wilds of Yosemite National Park… Monday, September 21, 2015 Sea Level, 7:36 a.m. Los Angeles, California I ran until I reached the edge of the shore. As I stepped into the water, I celebrated what was my first time touching the Pacific Ocean. […]
Dear EarthTalk: What exactly is solar desalination and how can it help an increasingly thirsty world? —Maryann Dell’Amore, Howard, MN Solar desalination is a technique used to remove salt from water via a specially designed still that uses solar energy to boil seawater and capture […]
Dear EarthTalk: Is California’s epic drought really the result of too much meddling by environmentalists like some conservatives have suggested? —Betsy Martin, Butte, MT While no one questions that California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history, the […]