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Is the Paris climate accord enough to stop global warming?

The landmark Paris climate accord aims to limit global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100.


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Environmental justice, and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration

What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration?


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Neil Gorsuch and environmental policy

Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court.


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Who are today’s great environmental visionaries?

The environmental movement was built on the philosophies of people like Henry David Thoreau and Rachel Carson.


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What good has the EPA done for the environment?

Without the EPA, Americans would breathe dirtier air, drink more polluted water and live and grow food on contaminated soils.


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High-tech food recycler good resource for composting

Composting is a natural process of recycling food and organic matter and exposing it to oxygen so it can decompose into a nourishing soil amendment.


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What kind of impact will Trump administration have on environment?

The Trump administration is pushing forward with plans to gut the Environmental Protection Agency.


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Urbanization and carbon footprints

Isn’t the increasing urbanization of our world good for reducing our carbon footprint given the efficiency benefits of greater density?


Is alternative energy still the next big thing for American venture capitalists?

Where did cleantech go wrong? Unlucky timing may have had something to do with it, given the overall market collapse at the end of 2008.


Is it true that incandescent bulbs are back in a much more efficient form?

The consumer landscape for light bulbs in the U.S. changed drastically in 2007 when Congress passed the Energy Independence & Security Act.


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Earth Talk: Any recommendations for vegan health, beauty products?

Earth Talk offers recommendations for vegan health and beauty products.


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What’s new in the world of battery technologies?

A environmental footprint required to produce and distribute our current crop of lithium ion and other types of batteries.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.