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Earth Talk: Volvo ending their production of gas-powered engines

Dear EarthTalk: Does Volvo’s embrace of electric cars signal the beginning of the end of the gas-powered internal combustion engine? ­– Macy Vigneault, New Orleans, LA     Volvo has announced that it will only sell hybrid and electric cars beginning … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Green Booze

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in greener booze? Are there any good organic beers, wines or liquors out there? — MR Perhaps no other industry has responded to the greening of consumer preferences quite like beverage producers. From wine to beer … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Yellowstone grizzlies off of the endangered species list

Dear EarthTalk: Is the federal government’s decision to take Yellowstone’s grizzlies off of the endangered species list good news or bad news for the iconic bear?   — J.E. It depends who you ask. The majority of environmental and wildlife advocates … Continue reading

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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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