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What will President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy look like?

Barack Obama has not only walked the green walk, but will go down in history as one of the greatest environmental presidents of all time.


What are some ways environmentalists are using social media to further their causes?

Environmentalists and organizations have embraced the revolution in online networking in no small way to raise awareness.


Earth Talk: The environmental impact of vegan leather

Leather is stylish, fashionable and wearable throughout the year, but its production takes a heavy toll on animal welfare and the environment.

Earth Talk: The environmental costs of city parking

It’s true that we waste lots of gas and time—and create lots of stress for ourselves—in the constant search for parking spaces.


What are some ways I can get my college to be more green?

Colleges and universities have recognized the capacity for their independent communities to lead as examples in sustainability.


Does polyester fleece clothing contribute to the problem of plastic in our oceans?

Even if you are responsible about recycling and not littering, you may still be contributing to the ocean’s plastic burden by virtue of the clothes on your back.

Any tips for how to green up my Halloween this year?

Halloween may be fun, but…this most ghoulish of holidays is also cause for lots of waste, given the preponderance of one-time use costumes.

What is killing all the bees?

By now, we’ve all heard about bees dying across the U.S. and around the world.


First Solyndra went under, then SunEdison: What is the future of solar?

Our domestic solar power capacity has seen a compound annual growth of nearly 60 percent over the last 10 years.

Easy, inexpensive ways to test water for contaminants

The Natural Resources Defense Council found that 95 percent of the U.S. population lives in areas without any water contamination issues.

Why are many environmentalists against cloning of living organisms?

As many endangered species near extinction, cloning seems like a viable solution to rebuild populations.

What are smoke waves from wildfires?

Perhaps more dangerous than the fires themselves from which they radiate, smoke waves can cause health problems for people hundreds of miles around.


Earth Talk: How long have we known about human-caused global warming?

It wasn’t until 1995 that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave a definitive statement that humans are responsible for post-industrial global warming.

Where do Tim Kaine, Mike Pence stand on environmental issues?

Where do the VP choices for the upcoming Presidential election (Tim Kaine and Mike Pence) stand in terms of environmental track record and commitment?

Why are environmentalists so bullish on fusion energy?

Scientists first discovered fusion as a potential energy source in the 1930’s and have been quietly working on it ever since.

If humans ruin Earth, where do we go?

As global warming compounds other environmental problems here on Earth, the notion of colonizing other planets is more appealing than ever.

Earth Talk: The fight against genetically engineered crops

People all over the world are increasingly wary of genetically engineered crops, even as the chemical companies insist they are safe.

Earth Talk: Is Flint the only city with water safety issues?

Find it hard to believe that Flint, Michigan is the only city or town in the U.S. with lead contamination of its water system?

Can Virtual Reality help save reality?

Virtual Reality (VR) is no doubt the hottest thing in electronics and entertainment today, with “immersive” 360-degree experiences increasingly available via the click of a mouse or tap of a screen.


Are we heading for a coal-free power future in the U.S.?

Far from just an environmental pipedream, the coal industry in the U.S. and around the world is in the midst of a major downswing.

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.