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  • EarthTalkGreenerHolidays 120x134 - How to Have a Green Holiday!
    How to Have a Green Holiday!

    While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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  • EarthTalkSnowyWinters GlobalWarming 120x134 - The Difference Between Weather and Climate
    The Difference Between Weather and Climate

    It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and climate are two very different beasts:...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • EarthTalkWhiteBarkPine 120x134 - Global Warming and "Keystone" Species
    Global Warming and “Keystone” Species

    Whitebark pine trees are a “keystone” species in high-altitude ecosystems across the American West, meaning they play an important role in maintaining the natural structure of many of our most iconic mountain regions. Wildlife from grizzly bears...

    • Posted February 18, 2014
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  • EarthTalkNuclearResurgence 120x134 - Post Fukushima: More or Less Nukes?
    Post Fukushima: More or Less Nukes?

    The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear committments, though many European countries—Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden—had already begun phasing out nuclear power decades earlier. After Fukushima, Germany, Belgium...

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • EarthTalkWaterlessFracking 120x134 - Greener Ways to Frack for Natural Gas
    Greener Ways to Frack for Natural Gas

    Hydraulic fracturing (known as “fracking”) is a method of causing fissures in underground shale rock formations to facilitate the extraction of otherwise inaccessible natural gas and oil. In a typical fracking operation, drillers inject a mixture of...

    • Posted February 9, 2014
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  • EarthTalkTeachClimateChange 120x134 - Teaching Kids About Climate Change
    Teaching Kids About Climate Change

       Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them. Luckily there are many resources available to help parents teach their kids how to...

    • Posted February 5, 2014
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  • EarthTalkDarkFactories 120x134 - Dark Factories
    Dark Factories

    So-called dark factories—otherwise known as “lights out” or “automatic” factories—are manufacturing facilities that do not depend on human labor to get work done. While they may have some benefits for the environment they are certainly not beneficial...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Fishing trawler 102 243179k 120x134 - Combatting Ocean Sprawl
    Combatting Ocean Sprawl

    We are all familiar by now with “urban sprawl”—the uncontrolled spread of urban development into areas beyond the city. But environmentalists warn that the next frontier in sprawl is on the high seas, where the proliferation of...

    • Posted January 5, 2014
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  • EarthTalkCarInteriors 120x134 - Be Wary of Pollution Inside Your Car
    Be Wary of Pollution Inside Your Car

    The interior of your car may seem like a safe haven from air pollution, but it may actually be quite the opposite. Chemicals emanating from the steering wheel, dashboard, armrests and seats mix with the airborne pollution...

    • Posted November 3, 2013
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  • EarthTalkRetailWaste2 120x134 - Ways Retail Stores Can Reduce Waste
    Ways Retail Stores Can Reduce Waste

    Waste is an issue for all retail operations, given the need to take in and unpack large numbers of individual items and then display and package them up in a way that customers will appreciate. CalRecycle (California’s...

    • Posted October 26, 2013
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