• Everyday Americans shouldn't feel helpless when it comes to influencing policy on environmental issues. Calling on your Representatives in Congress to let them know how you feel is the first step toward becoming part of the solution. Photo Credit: RJ Schmidt, FlickrCC.

    A New Administration, a New Fight for the Environment

    What can be done as an average citizen to combat harmful environmental policies Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Lots. The sad fact is that while more than two-thirds of Americans want the federal government to do more to protect against global warming and other environmental ills, the Trump...
  • San Francisco, with upwards of 18,000 people per square mile, is the second densest major U.S. city behind New York. Photo Credit: Dave Glass, FlickrCC

    Dense World

    Is the increasing urbanization of our world good for reducing our carbon footprint? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk No doubt, the increased density of big cities leads to less energy use and fewer greenhouse gas emissions per capita. “The biggest factor is transportation, first, simply because trips get...
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    5 easy ways to ‘charge up’ your recycling habits

    BPT Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items. For...
  • Multiple oil refineries on the California coast contribute to the state's persistent air-quality problems. Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk

    How Will California Clean its Air?

    Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES – Southern California has long been plagued with dirty air – so dirty that clean-air advocates claim the entire South Coast basin has never been in full compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. But today, the South Coast Air Quality Management...
  • Sengled's Boost is an energy efficient LED light bulb with a Wi-Fi repeater built inside. Photo Credit: Earthtalk

    Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs

    Are incandescent bulbs are back in a much more efficient form?  Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The consumer landscape for light bulbs in the U.S. changed drastically in 2007 when Congress passed the Energy Independence & Security Act mandating, among other things, that household light bulbs in the...
  • Climate skeptics like Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) dispute the notion that 97% of climate scientists believe global warming is human-caused. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore, FlickrCC.

    What exactly is the “Myth of the Climate Change 97%”

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The so-called “Myth of the Climate Change 97%” refers to the argument made by climate skeptics who dispute the notion that 97% of climate scientists have achieved consensus that global warming is occurring and is caused by human activities. Oklahoma Republican Senator James...
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    Celebrate 100 years of majesty with a visit to a national park

    Insider tips for a weekend at a national park site BPT It has been 100 years since an important American institution was born. On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson and was established as a new federal bureau to oversee...
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    Morning Tips to Prepare for the Day

    StatePoint Are most of your mornings spent running out the door with breakfast in-hand, and applying your makeup on-the-go? It’s easy to snooze, and rush all the way to work – but building a routine that gives you a calm and efficient morning can make you feel more prepared...