Is There A Link Between Video Gaming and Global Warming?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: A friend’s dad said it was such a shame that video gaming causes so much global warming, but I don’t see the connection. — Jake, Windham, VT The connection between video gaming and global warming is mostly about energy use. In short, […]

How We Are Protecting Our Coastal Cities From Rising Seas

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine       Dear EarthTalk: What have we learned from storms like Katrina, Sandy and Harvey about protecting our coastal cities better from the warming-intensified major storms hitting them?   — Mitch Wyndam, Burlington, VT Major storms like Katrina, Sandy and Harvey were devastating to […]

Gray Whale Strandings: Canaries in the Coal Mine?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Why are so many gray whales washing up dead on west coast beaches this spring? —Bill W., Camden, ME It’s definitely been a rough spring for Northern Pacific gray whales making their annual 5,500-mile trip from Mexico’s Baja California to the Alaskan […]

Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species

What is the importance of Earth Day? #EarthDay

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Earth Day (April 22) is coming around again soon. What is the theme for this year’s festivities? How can I find events or celebrations near me? — J. P., Columbus, OH Each year upwards of 500 million people in 174 countries celebrate […]

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 […]

Is the Monarch Butterfly on the Brink of Extinction? {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Monarch Butterfly is on the brink of extinction? How did we let that happen? — Alex Degeneres, Cincinnati, OH  Monarch Butterfly Losing its Way  While the mighty Monarch Butterfly may not be on the endangered species list yet, […]

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 […]

How To Come To Grips With Climate Change

Last week, the story came out of Tahlequah (J35), a southern resident orca off the coast of Seattle. After having carried her baby to term, she gave birth to her baby orca – and watched it die just half an hour later. It’s very sad when this happens, and while the larger context is that […]