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  • Earth Talk: B Corporations and their effect on the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: I know what C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are, but what are “B Corporations” and how does this status help the environment? -- R.G. C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are legal business structures distinguished by ...

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  • Earth Talk: Green Gift Ideas

    Dear EarthTalk: I want to set a good environmental example with my gift-giving this holiday season. Any tips on how—or even better, what—to give greener? -- J.P. The holidays are a time for giving but it is also important to be conscious about s...

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  • Earth Talk: Shift from retail to online shopping

    Dear EarthTalk: How do environmentalists feel about the amount of packaging waste consumers have to deal with now that shopping has largely switched over from retail shops to online stores?  -- J.B. This past holiday season marked the first year that holiday ...

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  • Earth Talk: Green Booze

    Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in greener booze? Are there any good organic beers, wines or liquors out there? -- MR Perhaps no other industry has responded to the greening of consumer preferences quite like beverage producers. From wine to beer to s...

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  • Earth Talk: Fuel Cell Cars in the United States

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars are finally available for mainstream drivers in the U.S.? -- JM For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel cells, which combine ...

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  • Earth Talk: Farmers and Climate Change

    Dear EarthTalk: How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change? -- M.H. Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming. The non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental advocacy...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Ride for Reading Delivers Books to Kids on Bikes!

    Reading is Fundamental is an expression you may have heard. In addition to being the name of an organization whose mission is to foster literacy across the country, it has also been the theme of ads, songs, videos and campaigns aimed at inspiring a passion for reading. To be...

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  • Earth Talk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming?

    Dear EarthTalk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming? -- T.D. The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change. “Climate change does not cause things, because c...

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  • Earth Talk: Cool Holiday Gifts for Vegans

    Dear EarthTalk: I’m looking for cool holiday gift ideas for a strident vegan who won’t tolerate items that make use of animals or animal products. Any ideas? -- D.H. Well…an Omaha Steaks gift box is definitely off the table as an idea, but there are...

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  • Earth Talk: Yellowstone grizzlies off of the endangered species list

    Dear EarthTalk: Is the federal government’s decision to take Yellowstone’s grizzlies off of the endangered species list good news or bad news for the iconic bear?   -- J.E. It depends who you ask. The majority of environmental and wildlife advoca...

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