Month: November 2021

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 […]

Evolution and Climate Change

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some wildlife species are evolving much more rapidly in response to the warming climate? – D. Gould, Hendersonville, NC It’s amazing to think that climate change is causing animals to evolve faster than they would otherwise, but the science speaks for itself. Researchers from Australia’s Deakin University found evidence […]

Lobster Fishing and Endangered Whales

Dear EarthTalk: Can the American lobster fishermen survive new restrictions on their activities thanks to the endangered species listing of the Atlantic Right Whale?   – A.N. Smith, Bourne, MA For centuries, North Atlantic right whales were aggressively hunted for their meat and their oil, which was used to keep lamps lit and to make soap. These […]

Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Nonstick cooking spray 1 pkg (20 oz) French bread, cubed, divided 1 can (20 oz) apple pie filling 9 eggs 1cup half-and-half 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup powdered sugar, plus addl. (optional) 2 tbsp milk, plus addl. (optional) Spray 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In baking dish, add 10 ounces cubed […]

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. Branson’s Virgin Galactic rocket emitted plumes of white smoke […]

What Happened to the Y2Y Wildlife Corridor?

Dear EarthTalk: Whatever happened to the Yukon to Yellowstone (Y2Y) wildlife corridor dream that was in the news years ago? – Jos. Meredith, Bozeman, MT Conservationists’ dreams of a wildlife corridor stretching from the Yukon to Yellowstone (Y2Y) where “charismatic megafauna” like bears, wolves and caribou can roam freely and have enough continuous undisturbed habitat […]

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