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Revenge of the Bacteria

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that antibiotics are being “overused,” as I’ve read, and what are the potential consequences? — Mitchell Chase, Hartford, CT The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped… Read More

Watch Bill Gates Drink Water From Human Waste

We know that Bill Gates made a lot of money from Microsoft and since he left the company, he’s been very busy spending it. One of the latest projects he’s funding is the Omniprocessor, which turns human waste intorenewable energy… Read More

14 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2014

Chances are you’ve come across some ocean news lately. And it may even have been positive! Yes, the ocean is still in serious trouble due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and habitat destruction, but there are more and more success… Read More

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