While good old particle board contains formaldehyde that can make you sick, safer alternatives use polyurethane as filler instead. Sealing particle board is another way to minimize exposure to toxic formaldehyde.
Walter McCleod of VSF Solar discusses the challenges of ramping up solar power to utility-scale across the mid-Atlantic region and beyond…
If you want to convince your community leaders to adopt eco-friendly practices, you’ve got to do your research & look for in-person opportunities…
Arlington County and Alexandria, Virginia recently joined 16 other U.S. cities in the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100 Campaign” whereby cities commit to 100% clean, renewable energy within the next two decades.
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.
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: 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 […]