Climate Gentrification and Our Uncertain Future

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What is climate gentrification and where is it happening? – Jamie B., Boston, MA Climate gentrification is a relatively new term describing what happens when neighborhoods traditionally overlooked by wealthy people become more attractive—and expensive—given their siting in geographic areas that happen […]

The State of Paper Recycling & Deforestation

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: You don’t hear much anymore about the cutting of our forests to make paper. Has this destructive practice just moved overseas where we don’t have to confront it, or have increases in paper recycling in recent years made paper production less destructive? […]

Will We Save Elephants from Extinction?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What is being done to save elephants around the world? I understand that these magnificent creatures are teetering on the brink of extinction.  – Millie Vicente, San Jose, CA In just one decade between 1979 and 1989, half of all Africa’s elephants […]

How the Arctic’s Melting Affects the Rest of the Planet

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Why is the Arctic’s melting such a crucial area to focus on in efforts to stem global warming?         — Joseph Constabile, Dedham, MA The image of a polar bear standing on a shrinking iceberg has become one of the most iconic symbols […]

Why is There Cell Coverage at Yosemite National Park?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: I was appalled to find out on a recent backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park that I could get three bars of cell coverage on my cell phone. What about getting away from it all? — James P., Seattle, WA Cell service […]

Grappling with Ecocide or Widespread Ecological Destruction {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard of suicide, homicide and genocide, but what is ecocide? — Leslie P., Carrboro, NC While the concept of “ecocide” may be new to many of us, the practice of willfully destroying large areas of the natural environment has been around […]

What’s the Controversy over the Factory Butte Landmark in Utah?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the controversy over the Factory Butte landmark in Utah that has environmental groups filing lawsuits? — M. Jensen, Taos, NM The kerfuffle over Factory Butte, a 6,300-foot peak in Wayne County, Utah about 25 miles east of Capitol Reef National Park, […]

The Changing Face of American Recycling

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Since China stopped accepting American recyclables for processing in 2017, is it still worthwhile for us to even bother recycling here in the U.S.? — Jim M., Norfolk, VA The short answer is yes, it’s still worthwhile for us to recycle, even if […]

Flying Shame is Making People Swap Planes for Trains {EarthTalk Q&A}

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine       Dear EarthTalk: What is so-called “Flying Shame” and what’s the climate connection?   — Bridget J., New York, NY “Flying shame” is one of those memic terms that has sprung up recently to describe guilting people out of taking airplane trips given […]

One-For-One Business Models That Are Helping the Environment?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine       Dear EarthTalk: Are any companies in the “one-for-one” charitable space pioneered by shoe maker TOMS focusing specifically on environmental sustainability? — Becky B., Los Angeles, CA TOMS may have been the first company to implement a “one-for-one” model, whereby it matches customer […]