Author: EarthTalk

Saving Our Soils and Climate with Biochar

Dear EarthTalk: What is biochar and how can it help reduce my carbon footprint?  — William Jarvis, Bethlehem, PA Biochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass—and it’s been associated… Read More

Getting Kids Into Environmental Activism

Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any tips for helping me get my kids involved in environmental protection advocacy? — Jeanine Black, Charlotte, NC There’s no time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to… Read More

Assessing the Risks of Genetically Engineered Crops

Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply? — Frank C., Charlottesville, VA Proponents of genetic engineering (GE)—whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or… Read More

Sweden’s Environmental Leadership

Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard that Sweden is the greenest country in the world. Is this true and, if so, by what standards? And where does the U.S. rank?                    — Raul Swain, New York, NY It’s true that Sweden came… Read More