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UK's Thanet Wind Farm: Will the US follow suit of other countries in development of offshore wind?

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

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.

Deforestation is a major contributor to anthropogenic carbon emissions

EarthTalk: Global Warming and Deforestation

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 in tropical rainforests adds more…

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The world faces serious implications from the rapidly declining Arctic Sea Ice

EarthTalk: Implications of Declining Arctic Sea Ice

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 that on September 16, 2012…

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Environmentalists have cheered several of President Obama’s moves during his first term, but dismay his lack of follow-through on a 2008 campaign promise to label genetically modified foods. Mitt Romney doesn’t have much of an environmental track record, but has been open minded to both regulatory and market-based policy ideas.

EarthTalk: Obama and Romney on the Environment

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 shrift this election season due…

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The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere today is roughly 390 parts per million (ppm), well above the 275 ppm it was before we started pumping pollution skyward during the Industrial Revolution. Climate scientists and green leaders today agree that 350 ppm would be a tolerable upper limit.

EarthTalk: Atmospheric CO2 – Is it Too Late Anyway?

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 Actually the amount of carbon…

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There are many ways to define a sustainable community, but in general they sport healthy amounts of green space and shared vegetable gardens; mass transit, biking and walking replacing the majority of automobile traffic; and mixed use communities where schools, residences and commercial spaces are near each other and are powered by clean, renewable energy sources.

EarthTalk: Defining Sustainable Communities

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), uses the term “sustainable communities”…

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Water recycling, settling, purification in tank on industrial station.

EarthTalk: The Deep Carbon Footprint of Water Managament

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 correct such problems?            – Marina…

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