Dear EarthTalk: What’s the skinny on fat these days? I saw a major magazine cover image recently that was suggesting fat wasn’t so bad for us after all? — Marcy Bellwether, Taos, NM Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, […]
Monthly Archives: December 2014
Food Additives: What You Need To Know To Stay Healthy Hidden Dangers Could Be Lurking in Foods We Love
Nitrates/nitrites, potassium bromate, parabens, BHA, BHT, theobromine, phosphates, aluminum—these food additives and others could be harming your health.
Who Could Possibly Still Deny The Existence And Threat Of Global Warming? Doubting Thomases Remain in Congress and Media
Climate denial is still alive in Congress and the American media despite the scientific facts. Just ask Congressmen like Lamar Smith and John Carter, as well as journalist Daniel Botkin.
Saving Our Soils and Climate with Biochar Ancient Charcoal Could Revolutionize Agriculture and Play Key Role Battling Global Warming
Dear EarthTalk: What is biochar and how can it help reduce my carbon footprint? — William Jarvis, Bethlehem, PA Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass and it’s been associated with fertile soils for some two thousand years. “Biochar is found in soils around the […]
There’s no time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to stand up to protect it. Of course, any good environmental education starts at home: parents should always keep in mind that they are role models for their kids, and should act responsibly. And most schools today incorporate issues of sustainability into their curricula. But kids who want to do more can sync up with one of any number of nonprofits focused on getting young people involved with volunteering and advocacy on behalf of the environment.