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E-waste

Dear EarthTalk: I work for an office equipment company selling copiers, fax machines, computers and printers. Each year new models come out making old ones obsolete. As a result, we have loads of trade-ins with nowhere to go. What can we do with this old equipment...

Do melting ice caps affect salt levels?

Dear EarthTalk: If the ice caps are melting, what is happening to the salt content of the oceans? And might this contribute to weather patterns or cause other environmental problems...

Environmental impacts of the Haiti earthquake

Dear EarthTalk: What are the primary environmental concerns in the aftermath of the big earthquake in Haiti...

New world water

Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for awhile to rid the smell of the chlorine. But that just gets rid of the smell, perhaps, not the chlorine...

Keep saving the whales

Dear EarthTalk: What is the current status of whales? How effective is the International Whaling Commission, and which countries are involved in illegal whaling...

Breathing and biking

Dear EarthTalk: I ride my bike to work along busy urban streets. Should I be worried about inhaling pollutants from vehicle emissions and other sources...

Green threads

Dear EarthTalk: Can you enlighten on the environmental impact of the fashion industry? As I understand it, the industry overall is no friend to the environment...

Beyond the Prius

Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting-edge green-friendly cars like the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us — who live in the budgetconstrained real world — to do about buying a new car that does right by the ...

Geothermal energy explained

Dear EarthTalk: How are heating, cooling and electricity produced by geothermal energy? I don’t understand how it works...

Green nonprofits ailing?

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that environmental nonprofits have been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has this had an impact on their effectiveness? -- Bridget W./Bainbridge Island, Wash...
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