The nations of the world were able to come together to phase out ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, so why can’t we do the same to fight global warming?
About Roddy Scheer
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What’s Old Is New As Sustainable Ranching Comes of Age Modern Ranchers Embrace Pasture Rotation, Range Composting and Long-Term Stewardship
Sustainable ranching involves techniques like pasture rotation, range composting and other ways to reuse nature’s resources for the health of the land.
Seasteading Concept Gets “Off the Ground” New Visions of Off Shore Communities Not Your Grandfather's Homestead
A new breed of homesteaders are looking to the sea (“seasteading”) to create new communities focusing on human and environmental health.
In its most recent Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace ranks Fairphone as the greenest gadget makers, but Apple follows closely on its heals given CEO Tim Cook’s commitment to sustainability.
Reusable water bottles used to all be made out of plastic, but nowadays consumers are switching over to greener, healthier options made out of glass, stainless steel and even biodegradable materials.
Dear EarthTalk: I am in the market for a new flat screen TV. Are some models greener than others? — Michael Kavanaugh, Rome, NY According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans’ 275 million TV sets burn through some 65 billion kilowatt hours of energy each year, representing four to five percent of U.S. household electricity […]
Dear EarthTalk: How are scientists using DNA to conserve wildlife? — Jake Summerlin, Newark, NJ Traditionally, conservation biologists have relied on field observation and sample and statistical analysis to help them understand the dynamics behind species loss, but today genetics is taking on an increasingly important role in helping quantify the biodiversity around us and even […]
De-extinction Deja Vu: Is Bringing Back Extinct Species Possible Nowadays? De-extinction movement wonders if wooly mammoths could be the next big thing
Advances in genetic sequencing and molecular biology transformed de-extinction from theory into something that we are all likely to see in our own lifetimes.
Revenge of the Bacteria: Antibiotic Resistance Threatening More Than Just Livestock Could Our Overuse of Antibiotics Be Killing Us?
Our overuse of antibiotics in health care & agriculture/ranching is leading to a biological arms race with bacteria evolving faster than we can make drugs to combat them.