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12:00 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Motorized Vehicles in Wilderness Areas.

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is an effort underway to allow all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorbikes, motorboats and other motorized vehicles into wilderness areas, which would overturn a long-standing ban. What’s behind this?              -- Harry Schilling, Tempe, AZ

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 13, 2012

The 2012 Farm Bill

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How do green groups feel about the new 2012 Farm Bill draft recently released by the Senate? -- Roger Wheeler, Miami, FL

 

Like so much of the legislation coming out of Washington, D.C., green groups are mixed on the new Farm Bill now making its way toward a floor vote. No doubt there are some conservation bright spots in the bill, but the question is: Are there enough and do they go far enough?

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 6, 2012

The “Fair Trade Your Supermarket” Campaign

International Fairtrade Certification Mark

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is the “Fair Trade Your Supermarket” campaign? -- Brian Howley, Washington, DC

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Coming Soon: Oil Drilling on the Arctic Ocean's Outer Continental Shelf

Tom MacKensie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: The oil industry is planning what some call a dangerous strategy of drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean. What’s going on?   -- Vera Bailey, New Hope, PA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 29, 2012

"Cloud" Computing's Substantial Footprint

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Why is Greenpeace upset with some leading tech companies for so-called “dirty cloud computing?” Can you explain?                                                          -- Jeremy Wilkins, Waco, TX

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 29, 2012

The Upcoming "Rio+20" Earth Summit

Artyom Sharbatyan

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is to be another Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, 20 years since the last one was held in the same city. What’s on the agenda this time?

                                                                                                -- Janet Grayson, Albuquerque, NM

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Non-Toxic Air Fresheners

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that many air fresheners contain toxic chemicals. Are there any green-friendly, non-toxic air fresheners out there, or how can I make my own?      -- Jenny Rae, Bolton, MA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 22, 2012

"Catch Shares" for Saving Fish Populations

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What are “catch shares” as a strategy for rescuing fish populations that are on the brink?                                                                                              -- Peter Parmalee, New Orleans, LA

 

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun April 15, 2012

Pesticide Drift

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What is “pesticide drift” and should I be worried about it?

                                                                                                 -- Nicole Kehoe, Burlington, VT

 

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12:00 am
Sun April 15, 2012

LED Lightbulb Concerns

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Are there health or environmental concerns with LED lightbulbs, which may soon replace compact fluorescents as the green-friendly light bulb of choice?     -- Mari-Louise, via e-mail

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12:00 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Fuel Efficient Car Choices for 2012

Mitsubishi, Toyota, General Motors

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Which are the most fuel-efficient hybrid and/or all-electric cars available to consumers today (just the affordable ones, please!)? -- Jack Madison, Chicago, IL

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12:00 am
Sun April 8, 2012

How Do Dams Hurt Rivers?

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that dams actually hurt rivers?-- Missy Davenport, Boulder, CO

Dams are a symbol of human ingenuity and engineering prowess—controlling the flow of a wild rushing river is no small feat. But in this day and age of environmental awareness, more and more people are questioning whether generating a little hydroelectric power is worth destroying riparian ecosystems from their headwaters in the mountains to their mouths at the ocean and beyond.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 11, 2012

The "Just Label It" Campaign

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk:Can you fill me in on what the “Just Label It” campaign is and what it is trying to accomplish? - Eric Altieri, Columbus, OH

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun March 11, 2012

Cuba's Foray into Offshore Oil Drilling

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E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Cuba just began drilling for oil not far from U.S. shores and hopes to become a major exporter. What ramifications does this have for the environment? -- Betsy Shaw, Troy, NY

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12:00 am
Sun March 4, 2012

"Underwater Wilderness" Areas

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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E - The Environmental Magazine

 

Dear EarthTalk:I heard the term “underwater wilderness” recently. What does it refer to?
-- Melissa Cook, via e-mail
 

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