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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 […]

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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