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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

EarthTalk: Can our pets get sick from the coronavirus?

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Dear EarthTalk: Can our pets get sick from the coronavirus too, and can they pass it along to people? -- J.M., Bridgeport, CT Given that Covid-19...

EarthTalk: How did corn become a dominant crop?

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Dear EarthTalk: How did corn become such a dominant crop in the U.S. and what’s the effect on the environment of growing so much...

EarthTalk: Internet data centers

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Dear EarthTalk: Internet data centers are fast becoming the largest power hogs in the world. What’s being done in this industry to make Internet...

EarthTalk: Melting permafrost

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Dear EarthTalk: How is melting permafrost affecting communities in the Arctic and beyond -- William James, Barre, VT In the northern regions of the world, a...

EarthTalk: Is there an environmental bright side to Coronavirus?

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Dear EarthTalk: I feel weird asking, but is there an environmental bright side to the spread of the Coronavirus? And is there an environmental...

EarthTalk: Why don’t we incinerate trash more in the US?

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Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that Sweden incinerates most of its trash. Why don’t we do more of this in the U.S., given that we’re...

EarthTalk: Switching out meat for edible bugs

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Dear EarthTalk: Is switching out meat for edible bugs to satisfy our protein needs a viable way to ratchet down our carbon emissions and...

EarthTalk: Fungi and contaminated soils

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Dear EarthTalk: How is it that fungi can help clean up contaminated soils? – M. Sharpe, Canton, CT Like animals, fungi derive energy by breaking...

EarthTalk: Dockless e-scooters

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Dear EarthTalk: What’s the environmental impact of these dockless e-scooters I see all over town now? -- Jim M. Salisbury, CT By now, you’ve certainly seen...

EarthTalk: Is car idling a significant contributor to the carbon burden?

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Dear EarthTalk: Every day when I pick up my kids at school, all the parents wait in their cars with the engines running. Is...
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