Dear EarthTalk: How do environmentalists feel about the concept of ocean fertilization as a form of carbon sequestration? — Jeffrey Edwards, Pomfret, CT Ocean fertilization is a technique whereby swaths of ocean are “seeded” with iron to promote the growth of phytoplankton (microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain), and is one […]
How are activists using divestment to fight climate change? Holding Investors Accountable on Fossil Fuels
Dear EarthTalk: What is Global Divestment Day and how does it relate to protecting the environment? – Michel LaPlante, New Orleans, LA With crucial international climate negotiations coming up in Paris in the Fall of 2015, the first ever Global Divestment Day took place on February 13-14, with activists and everyday people across six continents and […]
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.
Climate Change and Food’s Nutrition 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 contain less nutrition? —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. […]
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.
Just because it’s cold and icy outside this winter doesn’t mean we are off the hook regarding global warming given more extreme weather of every variety.
Climate Kids: How To Teach Our Children About Global Warming They're Smarter About The Environment Than We Think
How can we do a better job of communicating the challenges of climate change to our children so they grow up to take the threat seriously?
Whitebark pine forests across the American West are suffering the consequences of global warming in the form of pine beetle infestations, and land managers are trying to respond.
More wildfire is no doubt the result of global warming, which is causing warmer and drier conditions across already arid landscapes across the American West and elsewhere.
How is it that climate change is negatively affecting the health of rivers and, by extension, the quality and availability of fresh water?