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Earth Talk: Train vs Bus

Dear EarthTalk: I always assumed the train was the greenest form of mass transit, but a friend told me I would be better off taking the bus. Could this be true?  — J.M. Most of us assume that train travel—whether … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 climate-related … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Fuel Efficiency and 18 Wheelers

Dear EarthTalk: It’s obvious that our cars are getting greener every year, but what about 18 wheelers? — P.M   We all rely on heavy duty trucks to haul as much as 80 percent of the goods we use and … Continue reading

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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 how … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally?

Dear EarthTalk: Even though I know a vegetarian diet is better for the environment, I love cheeseburgers and a good steak every now and then. If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally?  — J.S. Yes … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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