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Earth Talk: Reducing Carbon Footprint With Gamification

Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints? — LM Environmental advocates and organizations are increasingly employing gamification—defined by Merriam-Webster as “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something…so as … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Farmers and Climate Change

Dear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change? — M.H. Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming. The non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental advocacy group, … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Attractive Solar Panels

Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there? — M.L.   If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Fuel Cell Cars in the United States

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars are finally available for mainstream drivers in the U.S.? — JM   For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   –– M.N.       In a world of modern technology, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones, … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Pesticides effects on the environment

Dear EarthTalk: Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use?                   — M.J. The advent of new technologies coming out of World War II led … Continue reading

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Rooftops Newsletter: Friday Friends

Friday Friends  In this space at the end of February, when we announced that Enid Borden had once again been invited to be a Regular Contributor to the HuffPost, we wrote “While readers can expect many of her columns to … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming?

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor their commitments? — A.T. To date, 197 countries … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era

Dear EarthTalk: What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration?  –– M.G. Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of … Continue reading

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Rooftops Newsletter: How Do You Solve A Persistent Problem?

When the Problem is Persistent, The Solution is Persistence Again this week, as the news focuses on the President’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, news outlets across the country are carrying stories raising questions about what impact cuts … Continue reading

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