Year: 2021

What Are Conservation Dogs?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are conservation dogs? – Jon Gretcham, Portland, OR Simply put, conservation dogs are canines specially trained in sniffing out evidence of specific wildlife species that scientists are seeking to learn more about for one reason or another. Most commonly these dogs are […]

Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote

2 sheets puff pastry 1/2 cup, plus 1 tbsp, heavy cream 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp water 1package fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/2 cup homemade, part-skim or whole milk ricotta cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Heat oven to 400 F. Cut both puff pastry […]

Indigenous Peoples and Reclaiming National Parks

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with efforts by Native Americans to take back the national parks?– C. Woodend, Brea, CA Prior to white settlement, as many as 15 million Indigenous people inhabited what would come to be called the contiguous United States; by the 1890s only […]

Proctor & Gamble’s Virgin Forest Fiber

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to force Procter & Gamble to stop using virgin forest fiber for its toilet paper products? – P. Brody, Boulder, CO Strolling down the toilet paper aisle, one is faced with a grave decision: 3-ply or ultra-plush? For consumers, factors like price, size and comfort always come to […]

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