Archive for EarthTalk

Developing US Offshore Wind Energy: BOEM Seeks Interest in Offshore NY Wind Farm

8th Jan 13. 0 Comments

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking out competitive interest in and public comment on development of large-scale offshore wind farm offshore Long Island proposed by the New York Power Authority.

EarthTalk: Global Warming and Deforestation

28th Nov 12. 0 Comments

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cutting and burning trees adds more global warming pollution to the atmosphere than all the cars and trucks in the world combined?     – Mitchell Vale, Houston, TX By most accounts, deforestation [Continue Reading...]

EarthTalk: Implications of Declining Arctic Sea Ice

6th Nov 12. 0 Comments

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the Arctic summer sea ice is at its lowest level since we began recording it. What are the implications of all this melting?              – Jo Shoemaker, Bowie, MD It is true [Continue Reading...]

EarthTalk: Obama and Romney on the Environment

17th Oct 12. 0 Comments

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Given that the presidential election is just around the corner, what can you tell me about each candidate’s environmental track record and positions?  – Jane Miller, Chicago, IL Just because the environment is getting short [Continue Reading...]

EarthTalk: Atmospheric CO2 – Is it Too Late Anyway?

23rd Aug 12. 0 Comments

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read that CO2 in our atmosphere is now more than 300 parts per million. Doesn’t this mean that we’re too late to avoid the worst impacts of climate change?  – Karl Bren, Richmond, VA [Continue Reading...]

EarthTalk: Defining Sustainable Communities

13th Jul 12. 0 Comments

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: The term “sustainable communities” gets bantered around quite a bit today. Could you define it for me?  – Holly Parker, Mechanicsburg, PA Kaid Benfield, Sustainable Communities program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), [Continue Reading...]

EarthTalk: The Deep Carbon Footprint of Water Managament

3rd May 12. 0 Comments

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read somewhere that our various systems for collecting, distributing and treating water are very energy intensive and, as such, contribute significantly to global warming. How does that happen and what can we do to [Continue Reading...]