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EARTHTALK Q&A: Macrogrid Or...

Vyom Mishra, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: What on Earth...

EARTHTALK Q&A: Following Black Summer,...

Jessica Shih, EathTalk.org  Dear EarthTalk: Is it true...

EARTHTALK Q&A: Macrogrid Or Microgrid? Environmentalists Wonder…

Vyom Mishra, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: What on Earth is a “macrogrid” and how do proponents of the concept think it will improve energy efficiency? —T. McGraw, Houston, TX The term macrogrid simply refers to a power distribution network that spans many regions and connects smaller producers together to maximize efficiencies of scale. Macrogrids transmitting power produced cheaply in remote rural areas to electricity-hungry users in population centers enhances grid reliability and can save billions in energy costs while creating “green” jobs and helping to reduce carbon emissions. According to the American Council on...

How Are Florida’s...

Lindsey Blomberg, EarthTalk.org. Dear EarthTalk: How are Florida’s manatees faring lately and what has the government and/or conservationists been doing to protect them? —JoAnne B., Sumter,...

Conservation Dogs To...

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss November 16, 2021 Dear EarthTalk: What are conservation dogs? —Jon Gretcham, Portland, OR Simply put, conservation dogs are canines specially trained in sniffing...

Greener Dishwashing: Is...

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss  Dear EarthTalk: My husband thinks it’s better for the planet to hand-wash dishes in the sink but it seems to...

Are Environmental Advocates...

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: Are environmental advocates happy with the Biden administration so far? —B.C., Philadelphia, PA Overall, environmental advocates are much...

Should We Ditch...

Renee Jiang October 28, 2021 Dear EarthTalk: Should we all be ditching our gas stoves in favor of electric models? —Mary R., San Francisco, CA Walking into your...

Is Global Warming...

Renee Jiang, EarthTalk.org.  Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some wildlife species are evolving much more rapidly in response to the warming climate? —D. Gould, Hendersonville,...

Is The Yellowstone...

Renee Jiang, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: Whatever happened to the Yukon to Yellowstone (Y2Y) wildlife corridor dream that was in the news years ago? Jos. Meredith, Bozeman, MT Conservationists’...

Is The Yellowstone...

Renee Jiang, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: Whatever happened to the Yukon to Yellowstone (Y2Y) wildlife corridor dream that was in the news years ago? Jos. Meredith, Bozeman,...

Just How Bad...

Lindsey Blomberg, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the current drought across the American West and how does it compare with past...
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