Dear EarthTalk: Summer is near and I am planning a big road trip. Do you have any tips for boosting my car’s fuel efficiency on long, hot drives? —Esther McCoy, Burlington, VT Ah, the summer road trip, that classic American experience. But long drives through steamy weather can burn through a lot of gas and cause […]
How can I stop the deluge of junk mail the mail man drops off? 41pounds.org and Catalog Choice help consumers stem the tide of unwanted mail
Dear EarthTalk: It seems like I’m getting more junk mail than ever these days. How can I stop the deluge? —Grace Dixon, Houston, TX First of all, you’re probably right! Junk mail has increased to a massive scale in recent years, with the average American […]
If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, some of the world’s most populous areas could become uninhabitable. Rising sea levels will flood out coastal areas, while increasing drought will make survival in already arid areas difficult at best. While we may have at least a few decades of runway to prepare ourselves for the worst, advance planners might want to think carefully about where to put down roots now. Where will be your climate refuge?
What is the Great Green Wall of China? Massive Reforestation Effort Hopes to Stop Desertification, Store Carbon
Dear EarthTalk: What is the Great Green Wall of China? —Jacob Williston, Tempe, AZ Unlike the Great Wall of China, a 5,000-mile fortification dating back to the 7th century BC that separates northern China from the Mongolian steppe, the Great Green Wall of China — otherwise known as the Three-North Shelter Forest Program — […]
How Can Teachers Integrate Sustainability Into Their Curricula? Green Themes Offer Multi-Disciplinary Learning Approach
Dear EarthTalk: What resources are out there for helping teachers integrate sustainability topics into their curricula? — Melinda Zullo, Toronto, ON Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit. The North American Association for […]