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EarthTalk: What’s new in the world of battery technologies?

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EarthTalk: What’s new in the world of battery technologies?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that one of the big hurdles to growth in renewables is energy storage. What’s new in the world of battery technologies? And will better forms of storage really accelerate the development of solar, wind and other alternative forms of energy? – Maxwell Jay, […]

EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes?

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EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes?

EarthTalk From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes?— Sam Baskin, Tullahoma, Tennessee Environmental advocates and organizations have embraced the revolution in online networking in no small way to raise awareness about climate change and the need for conservation […]

EarthTalk: Being around trees and other plants can help us feel good

EarthTalk: Being around trees and other plants can help us feel good

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How is that being around trees and other plants can help us feel good?— Amy Mola, Greenville, SC Trees are known to improve air quality by capturing six common air pollutants and toxic gases: ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide […]

EarthTalk: How are polar bear populations in the Arctic?

EarthTalk: How are polar bear populations in the Arctic?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008, and what efforts are underway to protect them?– Melissa Underhill, Bangor, Maine Biologists estimate that as many as 25,000 polar bears roam […]

EarthTalk: The best way to recycle my old and/or unwanted paint, primer and stains

EarthTalk: The best way to recycle my old and/or unwanted paint, primer and stains

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to recycle my old and/or unwanted paint, primer and stains?  –Kim Beeler, Lake Oswego, Oregon Has one of the many popular shows on HGTV inspired you to renovate your own home? If so, you’re not alone! Home renovations have […]

EarthTalk: Is the California drought really the result of meddling by environmentalists

EarthTalk: Is the California drought really the result of meddling by environmentalists

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is California’s epic drought really the result of too much meddling by environmentalists like some conservatives have suggested?– Betsy Martin, Butte, MT While no one questions that California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history, the jury is […]

EarthTalk: Is there potential for kinetic energy to provide significant amounts of electricity?

EarthTalk: Is there potential for kinetic energy to provide significant amounts of electricity?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard about a cafe in the Netherlands that harvests so-called “kinetic” energy from its revolving door to power its interior lights. Is there potential for kinetic energy to provide significant amounts of electricity to help replace fossil fuels? – Doug Mola, Boise, […]

EarthTalk: How is the U.S. Postal Service trying to reduce its environmental footprint?

EarthTalk: How is the U.S. Postal Service trying to reduce its environmental footprint?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest with the U.S. Postal Service trying to reduce its environmental footprint? Starting delivery of some mail on Sundays doesn’t seem like a step in the right direction. — Kerry Rawlings, Albany, NY As recent TV ads have been telling us, the […]

EarthTalk: Tips for boosting a car’s fuel efficiency on long, hot drives

EarthTalk: Tips for boosting a car’s fuel efficiency on long, hot drives

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Summer is near and I am planning a big road trip. Do you have any tips for boosting my car’s fuel efficiency on long, hot drives?— Esther McCoy, Burlington, VT Ah, the summer road trip, that classic American experience. But long drives through steamy […]

EarthTalk: How can I stop junk mail?

EarthTalk: How can I stop junk mail?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: It seems like I’m getting more junk mail than ever these days. How can I stop the deluge?– Grace Dixon, Houston, TX First of all, you’re probably right! Junk mail has increased to a massive scale in recent years, with the average American receiving […]

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