Sweden’s Trash Incinerators – A Replicable Technology?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that Sweden incinerates most of its trash. Why don’t we do more of this in the U.S., given that we’re running out of landfill space?         –– Oscar Gentry, New Bern, NC Sweden does burn the vast majority […]

Can Edible Bugs Replace Meat In Our Diet?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is switching out meat for edible bugs to satisfy our protein needs a viable way to ratchet down our carbon emissions and overall environmental impact? — J. Cruz., Gary, IN It’s true that humans’ affinity for meat—especially beef, lamb, pork and to a […]

Are Vertical Farms “Better” Than Traditional Farms?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear Earthtalk: What advantages do so-called “vertical farms” have over traditional gardens and farms? — Sylvia Pleasant, Washington, DC When Dickson Despommier’s book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century was first published, there were no vertical farms. Now, it’s an exciting movement in U.S. […]

Is Sustainability-Oriented Investing Being Taken Seriously by Wall Street?

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EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are climate change and other environmental issues affecting or informing mainstream (Wall Street) investment strategies, or is sustainability-oriented investing still just a do-gooder niche? — Mary S. New York, NY It wasn’t long ago that so-called “triple bottom line” investing—factoring in not just […]

What Could A Second Trump Term Do To The Environment?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why are environmentalists so scared of a second Trump term?   — Jay W., Modesto, CA When Donald Trump made good on his anti-environmental campaign promises within a year of taking office, no one was surprised. Environmental advocates had been holding out hope […]

How You Can Help the Animals in Australia’s Fires

If you’re like most people and have seen the utterly devastating bushfires in Australia on the news, you probably want to help. Listed below are some of the organizations you can donate to, to help the animals in Australia’s fires. This post will deal with financial donations to such organizations, because most of us (including […]

The 2020 Guide to Living More Sustainably

Guide to Living More Sustainably

I made a new year’s resolutions post of sorts exactly one year ago, and while it has a lot of good stuff, including a guide to living more sustainably, it isn’t something that I religiously followed. This is because I had a shitty year, and my mental focus was completely off. Not because the resolutions […]

The Need for Degrowth

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What is the Degrowth movement all about and how can I get involved?   — P. Warren, Baltimore, MD Degrowth is an aspirational term describing a way of life where economic expansion is deprioritized, resulting in stronger social bonds between people and […]

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 […]