Month: October 2021

Off-Earth Manufacturing

Dear EarthTalk: Is so-called “Off-Earth Manufacturing” really the environmental panacea that Jeff Bezos and other proponents say it is?       – M. Traney, Smithfield, RI In July 2021, Richard Branson rocketed into suborbital space aboard a craft he helped fund, launching a new era of commercial space travel. About a week later, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos flew […]

Toyota Lagging in Electric Vehicle Sector

Dear EarthTalk: How did Toyota go from being the leader in mass-produced greener cars to being a laggard in the sector?– P. Brooks, Demarest, NJ It’s hard to believe that Toyota, the automaker behind the hugely successful hybrid-electric Prius, is no longer viewed as a leader in greener cars. According to Danny Magill, an analyst […]

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