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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...

Is Off-Earth Manufacturing...

Renee Jiang  Dear EarthTalk: Is so-called “Off-Earth Manufacturing” really the environmental panacea that Jeff Bezos and other proponents say it is? —M. Traney, Smithfield, RI In July...

Greening Up Your...

by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that Americans waste a huge amount of water and energy getting their clothes clean and...

Toyota: Opting Out...

Renee Jiang, EarthTalk.org  Dear EarthTalk: How did Toyota go from being the leader in mass-produced greener cars to being a laggard in the sector? —P. Brooks,...

Sustainability + Fashion...

by Renee Jiang Dear EarthTalk: What is “slow fashion?” Does it relate to sustainability? —K. Lam, Taos, NM In the U.S., millions of shoppers pack clothing stores,...

Bald Eagles As...

Sophia Jacobs, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that we’ve done such a good job bringing back bald eagles that they’ve become pests now? —D. Maguire, Winston-Salem,...

National Parks Suffer...

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that U.S. national parks are disproportionately affected by climate change. Is this true, and if...

Dark Sky Havens:...

Renee Jiang  Dear EarthTalk: What are “dark sky havens” and are there any near me? —D. Morris, Troy, MI In considering the necessity of these dark sky...

Pet Toxins: What...

Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk.org  Dear EarthTalk: What are some of the most common contaminants our pets are exposed to and how can we...

Save Our Pollinators:...

Lindsey Blomberg, EarthTalk.org Dear EarthTalk: What is a “pollinator lawn” and how can I make one in my backyard? —Jane W., Westbrook, CT Bees and other pollinators...
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