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12:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Challenging Canada's Prime Minister's Efforts to Weaken Environmental Protections

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Why were some environmental websites blacked out all day back on June 4? Was this some sort of protest, or did they get hacked? -- Ned Cooper, Detroit, MI

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12:00 am
Sun July 1, 2012

Japanese Tsunami Debris

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any environmental risk from all that Japanese tsunami debris that is starting to wash up on the U.S. west coast? -- Bailey Thigerson, Seattle, WA

 

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12:00 am
Sun July 1, 2012

Natural Gas for Automotive Fuel

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I recently saw an article extolling the virtues of natural gas as an abundant, inexpensive and domestically produced automotive fuel. Is this going to be the automotive fuel of the future and how green is it? -- Jason Kincaide, New Bedford, MA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 24, 2012

Clean Air Ambassadors

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

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12:00 am
Sun June 24, 2012

Making Renewable Energies Competitive

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Renewable energy production in the solar and wind markets currently receives about $7 billion in government subsidies annually, but is still not competitive against fossil fuels on a large scale. To what extent should the U.S. continue to prop up these industries as they compete against dirty energy?-- Jack Morgan, Richmond, VA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 17, 2012

Defining "Sustainable Communities"

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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

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12:00 am
Sun June 17, 2012

Curbing Pollution from Power Plants

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: Iunderstand the Environmental Protection Agency recently took steps to limit pollution from power plants. What are the details?-- Maddie Samberg, via e-mail

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12:00 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Diesel Pollution

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Diesel exhaust from trucks, buses, large ships and farm equipment is especially unhealthy. What progress has been made in curbing diesel pollution?-- Jackie Mitchell, Barre, MA

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12:00 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Greening A Small Business

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I own a small business and would like to do what I can to minimize its impact on the environment. Can you help me?-- Jacob Levinson, New York, NY

 

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12:00 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Knowing What Pesticides Are On Your Food

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: How do I learn about what pesticides may be on the food I eat? -- Beatrice Olson, Cleveland, OH

Along with the rise in the popularity of organic food has come an increased awareness about the dangers lurking on so-called “conventionally produced” (that is, with chemical pesticides and fertilizers) foods.

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12:00 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Wind Turbines and Bird Conflicts

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: One of the objections to wind power has been that the turbines can kill birds. Has there been some progress in developing bird-friendly wind power? -- Marcie Mahoney, Boston, MA

 

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12:00 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, the 1972 DDT Ban and the Birds That Once Again Now Thrive

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Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is good news about the recovery of bird species like the Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle and others owed to the 1972 ban on DDT. Can you explain? -- Mildred Eastover, Bath, ME

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12:00 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Chemicals in Umbilical Cord Blood

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: A few years back a study found over 200 chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns, particularly African American, Asian and Hispanic babies. What are the causes of this phenomenon and what can be done about it? -- Bettina Olsen, New York, NY

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12:00 am
Sun May 20, 2012

The Gulf of Mexico Two Years After the BP Disaster

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve seen a lot of warm and fuzzy TV ads, some sponsored by BP Oil, urging me to vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. But are things really “back to normal?”    --Paul Shea, Dublin, OH

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12:00 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Lead in Airline Fuel

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Lead was long ago phased out of automobile gasoline, but it is still in aviation fuel and is now the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. What’s being done?    -- L. Eber, Rye, NY

 

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