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12:00 am
Sun November 6, 2011

The Nasty Business of Shark Finning

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is shark finning and why have several U.S. states outlawed it?

                                                                                                            -- Betsy Englund, Tampa, FL

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Gold Mining with Cyanide

EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Most gold mining operations use cyanide to extract gold from surrounding rock. What are the environmental implications of this, and are there alternatives? --J. Pelton, via e-mail

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun October 30, 2011

Deposits on Beverage Containers

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t more states mandate deposits on beverage bottles as incentives for people to return them? Most bottles I’ve seen only list a few states on them.          -- Alan Wu, Cary, NC

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