The Florida Everglades has shrunk to less than half its former size. Wading bird populations have plummeted by over 90 percent. Sixty-eight species of plants and animals are threatened or endangered with extinction. The patient is dying.
Sixteen conservation and animal welfare groups called on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service last week to replace the prominent photograph of an endangered Mexican gray wolf on its website because the animal was trapped and inadvertently killed by the agency.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some baby bottles contain chemicals that can cause health problems for babies? If so, how can I find alternatives that are safer?
Dear EarthTalk: How much "old growth" forest is left in the United States and is it all protected from logging at this point?
Querido DiálogoEcológico: Quiero convencer a mi escuela secundaria de que se haga más ecologista. ¿Qué costaría para que una escuela se cambie a productos de papel reciclados y a toda la iluminación económica de energía?
Querido DiálogoEcológico: Con todo el debate sobre la desalinization del agua de océano para hacerla bebible, ¿qué sabemos sobre los impactos que esto pudiese tener en el clima, la salinidad del océano y otros procesos naturales?
Spreading out wind power over small and midsized projects can bring a more stable energy supply and act as a launchpad for bigger applications.
Funny green tees; eco-friendly sweets for your sweetie; bath products that preserve the rainforest (really!); the second and more fashionable life of the inner tube; ties to get you talking; and kid-powered toys. In the book aisle, find your green path, ride along with the whale warriors, raise water consciousness, start a green Bible study and meet business people who have gone from corporation to conservation.