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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Rise of Permaculture

A permaculture farm can be a wonderful thing. Permaculture is a concept of regenerative agriculture that encompasses several different principles. #permaculture #nature #agriculture

Permaculture, as an agriculture system, is relatively recent. Permaculture has been challenging to succinctly define, so let’s explain it a bit. What is permaculture? Permaculture is a set of principles and a farming system that helps us design integrated whole systems for us to live on.  Bit vague, eh? There are many different disciplines within the […]

Can We Fix Topsoil Through Regenerative Agriculture?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What is so-called Regenerative Agriculture and why are environmentalists so bullish on it? — Jess Mancuso, Montgomery, PA Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil […]

Is the Green New Deal Likely to Get Passed by Congress? {EarthTalk Q&A}

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What is the so-called Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and is Congress likely to go for it? — Mark Talarico, Brooklyn, NY   The concept of a “Green New Deal” (GND), first called for in a 2007 New York Times op-ed by […]

What is the Truth Behind Animals Enjoying Music? {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Do animals respond to or enjoy music recorded or played live by humans?   — Jane W., Herndon, VA  Essayist and poet Gary Snyder likes to tell the tale of coming home from a walk through the forest surrounding his home in […]

The Heartbreaking Environmental Cost of the Federal Shutdown {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Has the recent “border wall” shutdown affected the federal government’s ability to safeguard our air and water quality and otherwise protect our environment and public lands? — Peter Nicholson, via e-mail No one is happy about the recent partial shutdown of the federal […]