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EarthTalk: Living Buildings Explained

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard the term “living building.” Can you explain? –Rebecca Gordon, Seattle, WA Over the past couple of decades, architects and builders looking to green their projects turned to the addition of various piecemeal elements to save water here…

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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: Charging Plug-in Hybrids Away From Home and Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

EarthTalk for Monday, June 1st.
EarthTalk is an environmental column from the editors of E Magazine. Today’s topics are where to recharge the coming plug-in hybrids when you’re away from home and the status of Bush administration proposals to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon

EarthTalk: The Consequences of Palm Oil

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 palm oil, common in snack foods and health & beauty products, is destroying rainforests? If so, what can consumers do about it? — Emma Miniscalco, via e-mail RSPO Greenpeace Image Credit: Netaholic13, courtesy Flickr GOT AN…

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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: 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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From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine: EarthTalk – Ocean Deserts and Eco-Homes

This is our first installment of “EarthTalk”, a weekly environmental column from the editors of E/ The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are these “ocean deserts” I’ve been hearing about? Also, didn’t I read that there was a huge mass of plastic bottles floating around somewhere on the ocean surface? — Wally Mattson, Eugene, OR So-called “ocean deserts” or “dead…

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