Year: 2022

Why is the U.S. Lagging Behind In E.V.’s?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why is the U.S. lagging behind Europe and China on the production and sales of electric cars?                                                                                                             — James V., Miami, FL The U.S. lags as a distant third among electric vehicle (EV) sales and production. According to Bloomberg, China claims a […]

Why is Lithium Mining So Bad for the Environment?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why is lithium mining so bad for the environment? – Jane B., Atlanta, GA Lithium is called “white gold” for good reason: the metal’s value has been growing exponentially over the last several years, in large part because it is an essential component […]

Carbon-Saving Planes and Trains

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: You hear a lot about electric cars and trucks these days, but has there been any carbon-saving innovation lately in trains and even planes? – Michael C., Summit, NJ Many environmentalists consider travel an environmental “sin” given the carbon emissions generated by the […]

Wind Powered Cargo Ships and Carbon Emissions

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Since when did cargo ships start using wind power (again)? Does this save us from a lot of carbon emissions? – Bill H. Elizabeth, NJ  To many, sailboats invoke either the 18th century “Age of Sail” or preppy regattas. But some environmentalists and […]

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