Month: August 2022

Popcorn Creations

Sweet ’n’ Salty Popcorn Pretzel Sticks Servings: 6 6 tbsp peanut butter 6 large pretzel rods 3 cups popped popcorn sugar sprinkles 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional) Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter over one pretzel, leaving 2-inch “handle” without peanut butter. Repeat with remaining peanut butter and pretzels. Press and roll popcorn onto peanut […]

Does Upgrading Energy Efficiency Raise Your Home’s Market Value?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I know that upgrading the energy efficiency of my home will make it less expensive to heat or cool, but will it also raise its market value significantly? – J.B.M., St. Louis, MO That depends on your definition of “significant!” According to a […]

Sweetpotato Wedge & Purple Cabbage Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

2 Sweetpotatoes 1/2 head purple cabbage 1 tbsp olive oil salt, to taste pepper, to taste 6 tbsp poppyseed dressing, divided 1 tbsp chopped parsley 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 3 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled Preheat grill to 400 F. Scrub and wash sweetpotatoes. Cut each into six wedges. (If sweetpotatoes are long, consider cutting […]

Reptiles and Climate Change

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How are reptiles faring these days in the face of climate change and other environmental threats? – L.M. Smithner, Floral Park, NY Reptiles, like other animals and plants, face growing threats as human influence on the environment increases. Certain reptiles are especially threatened; […]

Are Oil Companies “Greenwashing”?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are oil companies actually taking steps to cut emissions overall or are their claims mostly just “greenwashing”?– J.B.S., Waukesha, WI It’s no secret that the climate crisis is intensifying and the world is looking for solutions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

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