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Why is underwater noise pollution such a big deal?

For us land-dwellers, underwater noise rarely reaches our ears. However, marine organisms can be very sensitive to undersea sounds.


Have any wildlife species gone extinct already as a result of global warming?

Global warming is definitely already taking its toll on wildlife around the world. Rising temperatures are changing weather from pole to pole.


Dave Matthews Band leading music industry on efforts to reduce environmental impact

The Dave Matthews Band has taken significant steps to neutralize its environmental impact via its Bama Green Project, which educates fans around the world about paths toward sustainability.


How is global warming impacting the world’s penguins?

Not surprisingly, penguins—those cute and quirky flightless birds of the Southern Hemisphere—are in deep trouble as a result of reckless human activity.


Why did Ringling Bros. stop using elephants in its circus shows?

The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced in 2015 that it would phase out the use of elephants in its circus performances.


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Why does Donald Trump think we should renegotiate Paris climate agreement?

In a May 2016 interview with Reuters, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump dropped a bombshell on environmentalists.


Can better environmental management stem the Zika virus tide?

Zika virus, first discovered in Uganda’s Zika Forest in 1947, is transmitted to humans and other mammals through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.


Earth Talk: Best deals on plug-in hyrbids

With each new model year, automakers continue to expand their offerings of affordable and fun plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles.


Environmental documentaries to binge-watch on Netflix?

An Inconvenient Truth, now a decade old, is hardly the last word in green documentaries anymore.


What has been the environmental impact of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal?

An analysis by The Guardian revealed that VWs in the U.S. are likely emitting between 10,392 and 41,571 tons of toxic nitrogen oxides.


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Legit green certifications, or greenwashing?

More products today advertise their green credentials, with many displaying third-party certifications on their labels.


What’s up with all barren interstate medians?

The idea of beautifying highway medians with plantings goes back five decades to Lady Bird Johnson.


Earth First! and radical environmentalism

Car bomb injuries, prison terms, and death were among the perils protestors with the Earth First! (EF!) movement faced throughout the 1990s.


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Environmental component to rise in peanut allergies?

Peanut allergies among children in the United States has more than tripled, from 0.4 percent in 1997 to 1.4 percent in 2010.


Better for you: Artificial sweeteners, or sugar?

It’s easy to consume a huge daily dose of sugar. Grabbing a non-fat, grande latte at Starbucks will start your day off with 18 grams.


Earth Talk: The benefits of rooftop solar

In those states with ample sunshine and the legislative initiative to get solar panels on residential roofs, there has never been a better—or cheaper—time to put photovoltaic panels to use.


Earth Talk: Can big game hunting can actually be good for wildlife?

Globe-trotting big game hunters imported more than 1.26 million “trophies”—the part of the animal they keep for display—to the U.S. between 2005 and 2014.


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Earth Talk: Which non-stick cookware is the healthiest?

Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated varieties.


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What are the health, environmental risks of using a 3D printer?

As with most inventions, the thrill of the new has led to mass excitement surrounding 3D printing. The booming industry is expected to grow.


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Earth Talk: Are GMOs really so bad for us and the environment?

Unless you only buy foods that are certified organic or marked as “GMO-free,” odds are that a great deal of the food you eat contains GMOs.


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Is it true that Apple gets around U.S. labor standards and laws by outsourcing production to China?

Apple isn’t the only tech giant outsourcing much of its production to Chinese manufacturers nowadays.


Earth Talk: What are endocrine disrupters?

The endocrine system controls the various functions of cells, tissues and organs in our bodies through the secretion of hormones.


Earth Talk: Why is the Arctic such a crucial area to focus on in efforts to stem global warming?

The image of a polar bear standing on a shrinking iceberg has become one of the most iconic symbols of global warming, yet few of us realize just how important the Arctic’s ice is.


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Earth Talk: What is being done to save elephants around the world?

In just one decade between 1979 and 1989, half of all Africa’s elephants were lost to the ivory trade.


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Why do many green groups oppose TPP governing trade in the Pacific?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international agreement that seeks to unite the economic interests of 12 countries that border the Pacific Ocean.