You’ve probably heard of virtual reality (VR) talked about as fun and immersive, but you may not have considered how it could help the environment.
We generate 50 million tons of e-waste around the world annually, much of which ends up improperly disposed of in landfills where toxins can leach out…
ExxonMobil knew as early as 1977 that our enthusiastic burning of fossil fuels was leading to global warming — and since then has spent upwards of $30 million to promote so-called climate denial…
Activist Redux: Carrying the Earth First! Torch Radical environmentalists still out there fighting the good fight
What ever happened to the radical environmental group Earth First!? Are they still out there and are there other radical environmental groups now doing similar work?
Greens Cautiously Optimistic About Paris Climate Agreement Environmentalists have mixed reaction to Paris climate agreement but hope for the best
While many environmentalists wish the Paris agreement had more “teeth,” they are also glad to finally get something done and remain optimistic that participating nations will voluntarily ratchet up their commitments over time.
Is off-shore oil drilling actually safer now than ever? Lessons from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Inform Newer Regulations
Dear EarthTalk: Is off-shore drilling any safer for the environment today given lessons learned from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? —Leslie Jackson, Bern, NC The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 resulted in 11 lost lives and hundreds of […]
Are We Past the Point of No Return on Climate Change? Greens give us five years to cut back emissions
While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return” when no amount of CO2 cutbacks will save us from global warming, we may be getting awfully close.
Gibson, Taylor, Fender, Martin, Guild, Walden & Yamaha have signed onto Greenpeace’s Music Wood Coalition to help protect threatened forest habitats…
Germany’s Renewable Energy Gamble Germany is giving up on nuclear and embracing renewable energy with a vengeance. Will the experiment work?
Energiewende is a German word en route to joining the English language, like angst and sauerkraut did long ago. It means “energy transition,” and refers to Germany’s historic plans to shift to a green economy based solely on renewable energies. The German designation will come in handy, since Germany’s trailblazing energy policies and lofty ambitions […]
Captain Paul Watson, “Defender of the Seas,” Travels the World to Challenge Illegal Whaling and Fishing, and Whale Wars Captures the Action…