• Old cell phones can leak all kinds of hazardous elements into soils around landfills and potentially contaminate nearby groundwater supplies. Photo Credit: SteveStLouis, FlickrCC

    What can we do to solve the e-waste problem caused by so many of us tossing our cell phones out and getting new ones every two years?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk As more and more of the world develops—and smartphones become ubiquitous—electronic waste (AKA “e-waste”) is a bigger problem than ever. Around the world, people generate some 50 million tons of e-waste every year, much of which ends up improperly disposed of in landfills...
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    SUMMER TIME 2017 LOOKS

    Estephany Haro El Observador Here’s a list we created of 5 items you must have for summer:  • A pair of sunglasses  are essential for summer, not only do they help us look fashionable but it prevents the sun’s UV rays from hitting our eye area. • A loose...
  • At their Vatican meeting in late May, Pope Francis gave U.S. President Donald Trump a copy of the 2015 papal encyclical calling for urgent, drastic fossil fuel emissions cuts to stave off climate change. Credit: DonkeyHotey, FlickrCC.

    The Pope & the Trump

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Concern for the health and well-being of the planet has always been part of the biblical tradition. “Sacred Scripture calls believers to care for God’s creation and all of God’s children,” reports the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), an assembly of church...
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    The Trump administration has been busy pulling information about climate change & environmental issues

    What kinds of information and data are no longer accessible? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk It’s no surprise that the Trump administration is looking to change course when it comes to federal action to mitigate climate change, but analysts have been surprised how quickly and drastically the U.S....
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    3 cornerstones to a longer, healthier, happier life for your pet

    BPT Your pets are members of the family. They are the source of some of your best memories, they are your travel companions, your confidantes and your evening snuggle partners. You love them and you want them to live the longest, healthiest and happiest life possible. Like it is...
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    San José City Council Enacts Community Choice Energy

    San José Clean Energy, which will become largest single-city CCE in nation, will give customers a choice of electricity provider, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate local jobs SAN JOSE, Calif. – On Tuesday May 16th, the San José City Council voted to form a Community Choice Energy (CCE)...
  • Toyota's Mirai fuel cell vehicle is already available in California, the only U.S. state with any kind of hydrogen refueling infrastructure in place. Photo Credit: RynseOut, FlickrCC

    Is It True That Fuel Cell Cars Are Finally Available for Mainstream Drivers in the U.S.?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel cells, which combine readily available hydrogen with oxygen to fire up the engine. NASA created the first commercial grade fuel cells in the...
  • About 6.6 percent of Californians drink water from public systems that have records of violating the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to a new report. Photo Credit: Earl 53/Morguefile

    Report: CA 9th Worst in Nation for Drinking-Water Violations

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Water systems in California have the nation’s ninth-worst record for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Researchers pored over Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data from 2015 and found...
  • You call this a revolution? Spraying fields with synthetic chemicals to keep pests down is no way to take care of the planet and its inhabitants' health. Photo Credit: Oregon Dep't of Agriculture, FlickrCC.

    Food for Thought

    Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The advent of new technologies coming out of World War II led agricultural researchers to start experimenting with new...