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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: Michael Bloomberg's Environmentalism

    Dear EarthTalk: Since when did Michael Bloomberg become a great environmentalist? -- J.M. Michael Bloomberg was primarily known as a financier and media tycoon long before he became one of the most beloved mayors in New York City history. But what most people still...

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  • Earth Talk: Climate change and the affect on real estate values

    Dear EarthTalk: How will climate change affect real estate values? -- J.W. It’s not surprising that questions like these are on readers’ minds today, given the relentless hurricanes in the Southeast, the devastating wildfires in California and other clima...

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  • Earth Talk: Geoengineering solutions to address climate woes

    Dear EarthTalk: Are there any realistic geoengineering solutions to our climate woes and why haven’t we started employing them yet? -- A.M. Geoengineering our way out of the climate crisis is something so drastic that no one really wants to admit it mig...

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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: 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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