Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any tips for helping me get my kids involved in environmental protection advocacy? — Jeanine Black, Charlotte, NC 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 […]
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With so many choices at the supermarket and on restaurant menus, which seafood is safe to eat when it comes to human health and the environment?
Dear EarthTalk: What is being done to safeguard grizzly bears now? I heard that their numbers are dwindling and they could vanish from the Lower 48 if we don’t protect them. —Jim Meth, Akron, OH Before European colonization of North America, upwards of 50,000 grizzly bears—also known as brown bears—roamed free across what is now […]
Exposure to flame retardant chemicals have been shown to damage the reproductive system and cause deficits in motor skills, learning, memory & behavior…
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that our more effectively managing ocean resources could help us better feed the world? — Missy Jenkins, Boone, IA Hunger is a growing problem around the world, in both developing and developed countries. As our population continues to rise, the amount of arable land per capita is declining and climate change […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
Climate Change and Food’s Nutritional Value Global warming may in fact be making our food crops less healthy for us
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? —William Persson, Glendale, OH It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time. […]
While Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Rachel Carson are widely credited for inspiring the modern environmental movement, another great environmental thinker, Aldo Leopold, is often overlooked.