Meanwhile, the Melting Permafrost is Impacting Arctic Communities…

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How is melting permafrost affecting communities in the Arctic and beyond?   — William James, Barre, VT In the northern regions of the world, a great change is taking place. Permafrost, which covers around 25 percent of exposed land in the Northern Hemisphere, […]

18 House Plants for Indoor Air Purifying (Including Cat-safe Options!)

It’s time for our homes to become our own personal tropical jungle! While we’re at home for the time being, there’s no better hobby to pick up than gardening. It’s something that will make you feel wonderfully relaxed (and hopeful about things in general), while also having an important practical use: get house plants for indoor […]

Coronavirus and Its Effect on the Environment

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I feel weird asking, but is there an environmental bright side to the spread of the Coronavirus? And is there an environmental cause of the pandemic? — Jane K., Miami, FL Coronavirus has killed thousands of people and sickened hundreds of thousands (if […]

The Best Yoga Channels on YouTube for a Home Practice

Best Yoga Channels on YouTube

You’re feeling stressed, you’re likely cooped up (and claustrophobic, if you’re like me), and you’re more than a bit worried. This is a great time to start a yoga practice! Head to the best yoga channels on YouTube, and let the sessions calm you down and stretch those tense muscles out. As many of us […]

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?

edible bugs

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?

vertical farms

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. […]

Sustainable Yoga Wear for a Mindful Practice (Leggings for Yoga)

sustainable yoga wear

A key part of the yoga experience is comfortable clothing. And if you’re looking for sustainable yoga clothing, then you’re in luck: this post is all about that. These sustainable yoga wear brands are the right balance of comfort and eco-friendly. Ideal to hone your downward dog in.  Yoga has just exploded in the last […]