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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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  • 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: 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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  • Earth Talk: Environmental Justice in the Trump Era

    Dear EarthTalk: What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration?  -- M.G. Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful i...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Hunger and Local Health Data: Putting the Two Together

    Finding Solutions to Senior Hunger In the Face of Growing Need and Shrinking Resources For nearly a decade now the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) has been commissioning and disseminating independent academic research on the causes, consequences and, regret...

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  • Earth Talk: The EPA and the environmnet

    Dear EarthTalk; I would like to know what good the EPA has done for the environment?   -- M.W. Without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminat...

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