Month: September 2021

SST Jets and The Environment

Dear EarthTalk: Are the new SST jets friendlier to the environment than the SSTs of the 1970s?– P. Barnes, Midlothian, TX Nearly 20 years have passed since the last flight of the Concorde, the first supersonic passenger-carrying commercial airplane (or supersonic transport, SST). The aircraft cruised the Queen of England and the ultra-wealthy across the […]

Black Bald Eagles

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that we’ve done such a good job bringing back bald eagles that they’ve become pests now?                                                                            — D. Maguire, Winston-Salem, NC It’s hard to believe the bald eagle was on the brink of extinction in the Lower 48 United States just a half century ago, given how common the […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

4 slices French or Italian bread 3 tbsp prepared pesto 2 large roasted red peppers 4 slices mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp butter, softened Preheat skillet or grill pan over medium-low heat. Spread insides of bread slices evenly with pesto. Stack red peppers and mozzarella cheese. Spread outer sides of bread with softened butter and grill […]

Artificial Intelligence For Conservation?

Dear EarthTalk: How is Artificial Intelligence being used for conservation? – Katy P., Chevy Chase, MD You would never think that computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help humans save nature, but in fact these tools may be key to whether or not we can halt global warming in time let alone solve many other […]

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