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    El Vergonzoso Silencio de Donald Trump

    Michael Brune Sierra Club En Puerto Rico, 3,4 millones de estadounidenses están sin electricidad debido al Huracán María, el cual, como un tornado de 50 millas de diámetro, virtualmente obliteró la infraestructura de la isla. Artículos esenciales, como alimentos y agua, son virtualmente imposibles de distribuir, especialmente en las...
  • Zimbabwean ecologist and rancher Allan Savory points to the carbon sequestration benefits of grazing cattle on grasslands as an environmental justification for continuing to raise and sell livestock. Credit: James Duncan Davidson, FlickrCC.

    Is Grass-fed Good Enough?

    Even though I know a vegetarian diet is better for the environment, I love cheeseburgers and a good steak every now and then. If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally? — Jeanine Smith, Hixson, TN Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Yes and no,...
  • Oil-train projects have run into local opposition in Benicia, in the Bay Area, and in central and southern California. Photo Credit: Vladyslav Danilin

    Oil Train Project Stopped in its Tracks as Company Drops Fight

    Suzanne Potter California News Service NIPOMO, Calif. – A project to send hundreds of oil trains rumbling up and down the central California Coast appears to be dead. The oil company announced Monday it is giving up the fight to secure county approval. Oil giant Phillips 66 has agreed...
  • Conservationists are worried that many of the endangered Attwater prairie chickens at a wildlife refuge near Houston may have perished in Hurricane Harvey. Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Hurricane Harvey Decimates Wildlife Habitats on Texas Coast

    Mark Richardson Public News Service EAGLE LAKE, Texas – Hurricane Harvey disrupted the lives of millions of people along the Texas Gulf Coast, but also may have damaged or destroyed as many as a dozen critical wildlife habitats. The massive storm, with 120-mph winds and rainfall measured in feet,...
  • There’s never been a better time to go solar, given how much prices for panels have come down while efficiency in converting sunlight to electricity—even in less-than-sunny locales—has risen dramatically. Photo Credit: Chris Kantos, FlickrCC

    Ready to join the 21st century and commit to putting solar panels on the roof? Here’s Where to Start

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Good things may in fact come to those who wait. There’s never been a better time to go solar, given how much prices for panels have come down while efficiency in converting sunlight to electricity—even in less-than-sunny locales—has risen dramatically. Of course, you...
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    How Selfies and Self-Produced Videos are Changing the Way We Communicate

    StatePoint The way we communicate and relate to one another is rapidly evolving, and new platforms and applications are constantly feeding that change. At the center of it all is the ability for individuals to create their own video, photo and written content that allows them to express opinions...
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    Sierra & Tierra: Matones Tóxicos

    Javier Sierra Sierra Club El lamentable espectáculo que hemos presenciado desde la llegada de Donald Trump a la presidencia ha dejado claro que los matones están de enhorabuena. Y la muestra más reciente es el perdón presidencial que Trump ha otorgado al sheriff racista más infame del mundo, Joe...
  • Peter Wadhams of the University of Cambridge’s Polar Ocean Physics Group is one of an increasing number of climate experts who thinks we may need to employ geoengineering techniques if we are to stave off the worst effects of global climate change. Photo Credit: Takver, FlickrCC.

    Are there any realistic geoengineering solutions to our climate woes?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Geoengineering our way out of the climate crisis is something so drastic that no one really wants to admit it might be our only hope. But while cutting down on our air miles and switching over to a Prius can’t hurt, at least...
  • Bugs such as the beetle are integral to rejuvenating soil, also making them vital to people who work the land. Photo Credit: miss Murasaki/Flickr

    The ‘Incalculable’ Role Bugs Play in Our World

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PIERRE, S.D. – Insects don’t get the respect they deserve, but author David MacNeal is highlighting their importance and diversity in his new book, “Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them.” MacNeal says bugs aren’t living in our...