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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Friday Friends

    Friday Friends  In this space at the end of February, when we announced that Enid Borden had once again been invited to be a Regular Contributor to the HuffPost, we wrote “While readers can expect many of her columns to reference the hunger problem, that won’t b...

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  • Earth Talk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming?

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor their commitments? -- A.T. To date, 197 countries have sig...

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  • Earth Talk: Attractive Solar Panels

    Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there? -- M.L. If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 just might b...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Accountants Help Seniors With Taxes

    If being kind and generous to others makes one happier, than people who volunteer or who give their time to help others must be among the happiest in the world. Just ask Lynn Boulware, who has been nominated as a Community Volunteer Hometown Hero for her work preparing taxes...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Waste Not, Want Not

    In this space we generally focus on big waste, that is, we report on the work that we are doing through our What A Waste® projects at Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. We look at the progress that these SNPs make after they learn -- through separating, measur...

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  • Earth Talk: Dogs, Cats and Climate Change

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it? -- C.S. Unfortunately, our beloved dogs and cats do produce shockingly high amounts of greenhouse gases that contri...

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  • AmericanTowns Heroes: Citizens Get A Lesson in Gardening And Community Building

    Not everyone has a green thumb, but for those who do, coaxing healthy plants from soil and seed is easy. For those who don’t, there are books and videos and if you are in Richmond, Virginia and want to learn about growing flowers, fruits and vegetables, you can join up wit...

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  • Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

    Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones...

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  • Earth Talk: What are "Intentional Communities"?

    Dear EarthTalk: What are so-called “intentional communities”? And are there any in the U.S. that are sustainability-focused? -- E.M. By definition, an “intentional community” (IC) is a planned residential community built around commonly held...

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  • Earth Talk: Global Warming and the evolution of wildlife species

    Dear EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species? -- V.D. No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure ...

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