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 […]

How Global Warming is Increasing Foodborne Illnesses {EarthTalk Q&A}

Global warming is being blamed for an increase in foodborne illness. What’s the connection?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read the federal government’s recently released climate change report, and was surprised to learn that global warming is even being blamed for an increase in foodborne illness. What’s the connection? — Jeremy Brotherton, Camden, ME Yes, the new federal climate report (the […]

Are We Looking at the Last Days of Skiing? {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: With the onset of global warming, how likely is it that ski resorts and skiing itself might soon become a thing of the past? — Mandy Billings, Provo, UT   Last winter’s low snow year and unseasonably warm temperatures across much of the […]

The Environmental Problem with Coffee {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: I drink a lot of coffee and I’m wondering how bad this is for the environment? And how I can make sure I’m feeding my 3-cup-a-day habit in the greenest way possible? – Denny Mahon, Worcester, MA Everyone wants coffee… About half […]

How Can We Increase Access to Nature and the Outdoors? {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Are any environmental groups working specifically to increase access to nature and the outdoors? — Mary Pelletier, Macon, GA No one doubts that time spent outdoors in nature is time well-spent, especially in this age of smartphones, tablets and laptops vying for […]

Cleaning Up Plastic in the Ocean {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are we doing about getting rid of all the plastic floating in the ocean and forming giant gyres far from land? — Jake Johnson, Merrimack, NH Plastic in the ocean is a big problem that first came to widespread public attention in […]

Lessons from Ozone Depletion {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: You never hear anything about ozone depletion anymore. Have we solved this problem and if so why can’t we get a handle on global warming as well? — Lia Smith, Reno, NV Global warming is certainly a hot subject in the news […]