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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 […]

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) […]

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? – Janet B., Floral Park NY 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 […]

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