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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]