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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 12:59 am

One of the likely casualties of global warming: maple syrup

Dear “Earth Talk”: In what ways is global warming already affecting us in North America? — Tyler Merson, New York, N.Y. There are many examples of climate change’s real and pre...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 01:00 am

Hybrids haven’t eclipsed the promise of gas-free cars

Rethinking paper Dear “Earth Talk”: Is bamboo really an environmentally friendly alternative to wood for making paper? If so, why are we still cutting down trees to keep our copiers and pr...
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:58 am

Serious about the environment? Say goodbye to air-conditioning

When it’s hot and humid out and the air conditioner’s not running, America suffers. Babies break out in rashes, couples bicker, and computers go haywire. In much of the nation, an August p...
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:57 am

Bamboo cultivation destroys sensitive ecosystems

Dear “Earth Talk”: Is bamboo really an environmentally friendly alternative to wood for making paper? If so, why are we still cutting down trees to keep our copiers and printers humming? &...
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 05:00 pm

The impact of hormone-disrupting chemicals widespread

Dear “Earth Talk”: Can you explain what “hormone-disrupting” chemicals are, how they affect our health, and what they have to do with environmental problems? — Tom Rose, ...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 01:02 am

The environmentally sound choice for wine

Dear “Earth Talk”: What is better for the environment, cork wine stoppers or plastic or screw tops? — Susan Wolniakowski, Duluth, Minn. Though you might be surprised, natural cork wi...
Thursday, June 29, 2006 02:32 pm

Use houseplants to reduce indoor pollution

Dear “Earth Talk”: Do houseplants really help to clean indoor air? — Jackson Schlemmer, London, England One positive result of the 1970s energy crisis was the development and wi...
Thursday, June 22, 2006 04:27 am

Despite progress, North America still faces a backlog

Dear “Earth Talk”: Can old tires be recycled? If so, where, and what is the recycled material used for? — George, Rockville, Md. Old tires can indeed be recy...
Thursday, June 15, 2006 06:19 am

From E/The Environmental Magazine

Dear “Earth Talk”: Is it true that livestock grazing is harmful to the environment? — Paul Howe, Athol, Mass. Most scientists and environmental experts view ...
Thursday, June 8, 2006 09:01 pm

What’s behind the Not Too Pretty campaign

Dear “Earth Talk”: What is the “Not Too Pretty” campaign pertaining to the use of cosmetics? — Lucy Balzary, Los Angeles, Calif. The nonprofit En...

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