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 […]
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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.
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.
Gibson, Taylor, Fender, Martin, Guild, Walden & Yamaha have signed onto Greenpeace’s Music Wood Coalition to help protect threatened forest habitats…
Private property makes up about 60 percent of the total land base across the United States, and landowners are starting to do their part to protect the environment there.
No doubt human population growth is a major contributor to global warming, given that humans use fossil fuels to power their increasingly mechanized lifestyles.
In the spring of 2009, President Obama allocated $8 billion of his stimulus package toward development of more high-speed rail lines across the country, citing the need to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on foreign oil.
While financial advisors have been around about as long as money itself, a new breed of so-called “green”practitioners is focusing on helping clients grow their personal nest eggs while contributing to the achievement of larger social and environmental goals.