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Thursday, April 15,2010

Responsible weeding

Weeds are nothing if not opportunistic. While you may not have bargained for getting one form of eyesore (weeds) by clearing another (an overgrown bush), dandelions and other fast-growing, quickly spreading plants know no bounds when some new territory opens up.
Thursday, April 8,2010

Eating raw

Dear EarthTalk: A friend with many minor health problems recently switched to a diet of only raw plant foods and reports feeling much better. She also insists her new eating habits are better for the environment. Does this make sense or is the strange diet making her crazy?.
Thursday, March 25,2010


By EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: I work for an office equipment company selling copiers, fax machines, computers and printers. Each year new models come out making old ones obsolete. As a result, we have loads of trade-ins with nowhere to go. What can we do with this old equipment?.
Thursday, March 4,2010

Do melting ice caps affect salt levels?

By EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: If the ice caps are melting, what is happening to the salt content of the oceans? And might this contribute to weather patterns or cause other environmental problems?
Thursday, January 28,2010

Environmental impacts of the Haiti earthquake

By EarthTalk
As would be the case after any natural disaster, water-borne illness could run rampant and chemicals and oil could leak out of damaged storage facilities as a result of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that ripped apart Haiti on Jan. 12.
Thursday, December 31,2009

New world water

By EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for awhile to rid the smell of the chlorine. But that just gets rid of the smell, perhaps, not the chlorine?
Thursday, December 17,2009

Keep saving the whales

By EarthTalk
What is the current status of whales? How effective is the International Whaling Commission, and which countries are involved in illegal whaling?
Thursday, December 10,2009

Breathing and biking

By EarthTalk
I ride my bike to work along busy urban streets. Should I be worried about inhaling pollutants from vehicle emissions and other sources?
Wednesday, November 25,2009

Green threads

By EarthTalk
Can you enlighten on the environmental impact of the fashion industry? As I understand it, the industry overall is no friend to the environment.
Thursday, November 5,2009

Beyond the Prius

By EarthTalk
Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting-edge green-friendly cars like the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us — who live in the budget-constrained real world — to do about buying a new car that does right by the environment?