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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: Neil Gorsuch and environmental policy

    Dear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy?  -- JM Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Tru...

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  • Earth Talk: Reducing Carbon Footprint With Gamification

    Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints? -- LM Environmental advocates and organizations are increasingly employing gamification—defined by Merriam-Webster as “the process of adding games or game-like elem...

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  • Earth Talk: Pesticides effects on the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use?                   -- M.J. ...

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  • Earth Talk: Over-Fortified Processed Foods

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane S. Added nutrients in the processed foods we...

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  • Earth Talk: Volvo ending their production of gas-powered engines

    Dear EarthTalk: Does Volvo’s embrace of electric cars signal the beginning of the end of the gas-powered internal combustion engine? ­-- Macy Vigneault, New Orleans, LA Volvo has announced that it will only sell hybrid and electric cars beginnin...

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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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