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EarthTalk: Our cars are getting greener, but what about trucks?

Dear EarthTalk: It’s obvious that our cars are getting greener every year, but what about 18 wheelers? We all rely on heavy duty trucks to haul as much as 80 percent of the goods we use and consume. But those ubiquitous 18-wheelers are also a big contributor to the overall pollution footprint of the transportation […]

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EarthTalk: B Corporations to the Earth’s Rescue

Dear EarthTalk: I know what C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are, but what are “B Corporations” and how does this status help the environment?   C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are legal business structures distinguished by how they pay their taxes under U.S. federal income tax law, whereas a B Corporation (or “B Corp,” […]

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EarthTalk: What are some ways we can encourage more commuters to ride bikes?

Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways we can encourage more commuters to ditch their cars in favor of bikes? One of the best things we can do as individuals to fight climate change is to reduce the number of miles we drive in our fossil-fuel powered cars. But replacing those car rides with more fuel-efficient […]

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EarthTalk: What are planners and designers doing to solve the so-called “last-mile” problem regarding transit?

Dear EarthTalk: What are planners and designers doing to solve the so-called “last-mile” problem regarding transit? Solving the “last mile” (or “first-mile”) problem—that is, getting transit riders from their bus stop, train station or ferry terminal “the last mile” to the doorstep of their home or workplace—has plagued urban planners since the dawn of public […]

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Whatever became of that woodpecker almost lost to extinction? What other animals have come back from the dead?

Dear EarthTalk: Whatever became of the rediscovered Ivory-Billed Woodpecker that we thought we had lost to extinction? What other animals that we thought went extinct have “come back” from the dead?                                                  […]

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EarthTalk: How can we keep our kids safe from environmental hazards?  

How can we keep our kids safe from environmental hazards all around us in our everyday lives?                                                                             […]

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EarthTalk: Is now the right time to install solar panels?

Dear EarthTalk: I’m finally ready to join the 21st century and commit to putting solar panels on my roof. Where do I start? — Henry Hughes, Washington, DC Good things may in fact come to those who wait. There’s never been a better time to go solar, given how much prices for panels have come […]

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EarthTalk: What is ‘green patent sharing?’​

What is so-called green patent sharing and how does it work? —Bill  The idea behind so-called green patent sharing is that researchers, inventors and companies can share the rights to make, use or incorporate certain patented technologies that benefit the environment, theoretically expediting the development of energy efficiency, pollution prevention, recycling, water conservation and other advances […]

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EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species?

Dear EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species?                                                                                        — Vince Dominick, Camden, NJ No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure just how different wildlife species will adapt (or not), […]

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EarthTalk: Michael Bloomberg to the Rescue

Dear EarthTalk: Since when did Michael Bloomberg become a great environmentalist? —Jackie Miller, New York, NY Michael Bloomberg was primarily known as a financier and media tycoon long before he became one of the most beloved mayors in New York City history. But what most people still don’t know about Bloomberg is that he is fast becoming […]

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