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EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: With summer officially here now, what can you tell us about which sunscreens are safe and which are not?— Clara Rosen, New York, NY Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more new cases each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that, above and beyond our bad eating and lifestyle habits, some chemicals in everyday products are contributing to the obesity problem. Can you explain? –– Alyssa Israel, Fairfield, CT Obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: We often see and read reports about environmental threats to women’s health, but aren’t there also concerns about which men should be especially vigilant? — Jay Walsh, Boston, MA Indeed, women aren’t the only ones who should be worried about environmental threats. A recently released report (“Men’s Health: What You Don’t Know Might […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How does the Rocky Mountain Institute think we can get off of oil and coal by 2050 and save money in the process?— James Greenville, Redding, CT Colorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins to research and promote market-based solutions to our […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What can communities do to keep polluters out of their neighborhoods?— Wendell Bovey, Los Angeles It’s unfair that communities which are less organized and less wealthy often shoulder the burden of hosting polluters like landfills, incinerators and power plants. “Frequently, these facilities end up in the places that put up the least resistance, […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that our more effectively managing ocean resources could help us better feed the world? — Missy Jenkins, Boone, IA Hunger is a growing problem around the world, in both developing and developed countries. As our population continues to rise, the amount of arable land per capita is declining and climate […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Do you agree with the recent claim in the Wall Street Journal that organic agriculture isn’t actually sustainable? — Chuck Romaniello, Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Henry I. Miller’s May 15 opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal has indeed made waves in the organic farming community. Miller, former director of the Office of Biotechnology […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the so-called driverless car that Google and others are working on right now? ­ — April Jackman, Barre, MA Just a decade ago most of us wouldn’t have dreamed we’d live to see driverless cars whisking people around, but things are changing fast and analysts now think […]

EarthTalk – E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk – E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand the Navy is doing sonar testing and training in the oceans and that their activities will likely kill hundreds if not thousands of whales and other marine mammals. What can be done to stop this?                                                              — Jackie Bomgardner, Wilton, CT  Active sonar is a technology used on ships to aid […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Can you discuss pollutants in car interior materials, and also pollution inside cars originating from gasoline and diesel exhausts outside the car? — Mervyn Kline, Philadelphia, PA The interior of your car may seem like a safe haven from air pollution, but it may actually be quite the opposite. Chemicals emanating from the […]

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