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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: Is the wood smoke from barbecues drifting in open windows a health hazard?

EarthTalk: Is the wood smoke from barbecues drifting in open windows a health hazard?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Now that summer is coming, my neighbors will be firing up their backyard fire pits again, and I’m wondering if the wood smoke drifting in my open windows is a health hazard for my family and if I have any standing to require them […]

EarthTalk: What is the National Food Policy?

EarthTalk: What is the National Food Policy?

E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the National Food Policy that environmentalists and foodies are asking President Obama to enact by Executive Order, and how would it affect American diet? — Justin Brockway, Los Angeles, CA A November 2014 op-ed piece in The Washington Post entitled “How a National Food Policy Could […]

EarthTalk: What is Moms Clean Air Force?

EarthTalk: What is Moms Clean Air Force?

From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is Moms Clean Air Force and how can I get involved?— Betsy Edgewater, Salem, OR Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) is a community of 400,000 plus parents working to combat air pollution and respond to the climate change crisis. The fast-growing non-profit leverages […]

EarthTalk: The dangers of sunscreens and latest on efforts to make them safer and more effective

EarthTalk: The dangers of sunscreens and latest on efforts to make them safer and more effective

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been hearing a lot about the dangers of sunscreens. What is the latest on efforts to make them safer and more effective? — Phyllis Lothran, Tallahassee, FL Greater awareness about what’s in everyday products and increased interest in healthy living means there has never been a better time to re-evaluate which sunscreens […]

EarthTalk: E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Hurricane Sandy brought more sea water onto shorelines than I’d ever witnessed before and many communities near where I live are now being required to raise their homes up. What is the prognosis for sea level rise in the years immediately ahead?         — Scott P., Fairfield, CT Since sea level measurements were first […]

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the “All One Ocean” campaign?          –Bill O’Neill, Los Angeles, CA All OneOcean is a non-profit campaign launched in 2010 by long-time author, activist and organizer Hallie Austen Iglehart with the goal of reducing the amount of plastic and other trash that ends up in the ocean where it compromises the health […]

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

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EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I know that some of us are genetically predisposed to get cancer, but what are some ways we can avoid known environmental triggers for it?                     — B. Northrup, Westport, MA Cancer remains the scourge of the American health care system, given that four out of every 10 of us will be diagnosed with […]

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

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EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I was wondering how toxic chlorine is, because my well water was just chlorinated yesterday and today the smell is still strong. I have a 4-year-old daughter and I’m concerned. — Rose Smith, via e-mail According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chlorine levels of four parts per million or below in […]

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