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Coal wreaks environmental havoc, from the coal mining that pollutes rivers and streams, to the premature deaths of coal miners from accidents and lung diseases, to the release of greenhouse gases, mercury and other toxins at power plants. Pictured: A coal-fired power plant

EarthTalk: Clean Coal

EarthTalk for Monday, June 29: Is there really such a thing as “clean coal?”

EarthTalk: Geo-Engineering a “Fix” to Climate Change and Building a Sustainable Guitar

EarthTalk for Monday, February 23:
1) Can global warming be “fixed” through geo-engineering?
2) What is the guitar industry doing to help the destruction of forests?

Earth Talk: Eco Villages and Which Has the Biggest Environmental Impact: Flying vs. Driving

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are “eco-villages?” I’ve heard of one in New York near Ithaca and another one called Arcosanti being built in Arizona. – Jim Killian, Brookline, MA Eco-villages are essentially designed communities intending to be socially, economically and ecologically sustainable. Environmentalist…

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Earth Talk: Plug-In Prius and Green Holiday and Green Holiday Gifts

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I understand that Toyota is planning to sell a plug-in Prius that will greatly improve the car’s already impressive fuel efficiency.  Will I be able to convert my older (2006) Prius to make it a plug-in hybrid vehicle? -Albert D….

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EarthTalk: Ecopsychology and our Connection to Nature

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I caught the tail end of a discussion about “ecopsychology” recently on the radio, something about the negative impacts of people not communing with nature enough, spending too much time watching TV, sitting at computers, etc… Can you enlighten? —…

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EarthTalk: Water Shortages and Recalled Lead-Tainted Toys

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I saw a cover line on a magazine that said, “The next world war will be over water.” Tell me we’re not really running out of water! — Nell Fox, Seattle, WA Today fully one-sixth of the world’s human population…

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EarthTalk: LED Lightbulbs and Disposing of Used Motor Oil

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column make available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine