Reforestation Projects Around the World {EarthTalk Q&A}

Does reforestation work? The reforestation impact is undeniable. But are there reforestation projects in the US? Countries like China, Brazil and Pakistan seem to have recognized the needs of reforestation. Has the rest of the world?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that China and other nations have gone gangbusters with reforestation projects that are ambitious enough to have a significant impact on cutting carbon emissions. Why aren’t we also doing this here in the U.S.? — Mickie Infurcia, Hamden, CT A recent […]

Why You Should do an EV Conversion of your Old Car {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I saw a news item about overhauling classic old cars with electric engines, and wondering if this can be done with any old car, such as my 1999 Subaru Outback? If this is feasible, maybe I should reconsider my plan of trading up […]

Essential Zero Waste Kitchen Items for Everyday Use

essential zero waste kitchen items

Who doesn’t want a zero garbage kitchen? This is a rhetorical question, of course. But what I’ve noticed is that most people seem to be intimidated by the phrase ‘zero waste.’ First of all, zero waste doesn’t mean absolutely zero waste. That’s literally not possible, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Secondly, every […]

The Carbon Footprint of What’s on Our Plate

Did you know the effects of carbon footprint of your food? How we consume food is one of the indirect carbon emission examples that affect the changing climate. How can you reduce carbon footprint by eating smart? #carbonfootprint #GHG #environment #food

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is a low-carbon diet and is it good for losing weight or is it only about saving the planet? — Jane Monroe, Scranton, PA Not to be confused with a “low-carb” diet, which involves avoiding carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta) as a way to […]

13 Linen Dresses To Help You Conquer Soaring Temperatures

Summer days have been getting hotter and hotter, and what can a person to do to cope other than dress more comfortably and drink loads of fluids? Isn’t there any simple modern women’s clothing that can solve the double problem of heat and sustainable sourcing? Well, you could spend your days naked, but the alternative […]

Is Air Pollution Making Us Dumb? {EarthTalk Q&A}

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I heard a pundit on TV say that the way we can “Make America Great Again” is by reducing air pollution as it’s making us dumb. Is there any truth to this? — Jane V., via e-mail Unfortunately, for the 40 percent of […]

18 Non Toxic Perfumes to Complete your Natural Routine

Are perfumes toxic? It is much healthier to use natural fragrances on your body. Here are some non toxic perfumes that will make you smell divine!

Fragrance is such a personal thing. It’s something that can make a huge impact. I’m sure you can remember specific smells from specific places, moods or times in your life. It invokes memories that can transport you into the past. It brings in memories of spring, of old notebooks, of grandma’s warm, eau de Parfum-laced […]

How Badly has Overfishing Affected the Oceans? {EarthTalk Q&A}

The oceans certainly aren't as crowded as they used to be now that we have depleted stocks of large marine predators through overfishing, pollution and climate change

Dear EarthTalk: There’s a lot of talk about overfishing and pollution wreaking havoc in marine ecosystems, but has anyone actually studied if there is less wildlife in the oceans these days?  — Melissa Cassidy, Raleigh, NC Environmental advocates do spend a lot of time harping about threats to our oceans, but sadly for all of us […]

How I Successfully Switched to a Non Toxic Deodorant

Find out how to detox your armpits and switch to a natural deodorant. Deodorant often contains parabens, propylene glycol and other harmful chemicals. You don’t want that in your body! #detox #nontoxic #naturaldeodorant

This is a topic that most people would hesitate to discuss. Using deodorants, and switching to a natural, non toxic deodorant. But this is not just a personal body care issue, it’s also a hygiene issue. I remember a good friend of mine called me a hippie in grad school, because I wasn’t as into […]

The Growth of the Zero Waste Grocery Store {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard about “Zero Waste” grocery stores in Europe where everything is sold in bulk and customers bring and fill up their own reusable containers and bags. When will we get some of these here on this “side of the pond”?   […]