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  • Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard was an early and outspoken proponent of the B Corp concept. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.org

    
What are “B Corporations” and how does this status help the environment?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are legal business structures distinguished by how they pay their taxes under U.S. federal income tax law, whereas a B Corporation (or “B Corp,” with the “B” standing for “Benefit”) isn’t actually a legal entity and is...
  • The Monarch butterfly thrives among flowering plants like milkweed. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Want to Help Save the World? It’s All About Bees and Butterflies

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Monarch butterflies have declined by 90 percent over 20 years, felled by pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat. They’re considered a sentinel species, whose fate mirrors that of many insects. Now, backers of a program to greatly expand all pollinators’ range...
  • Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they’re more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    How can we keep our kids safe from environmental hazards all around us in our everyday lives?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they’re more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), harmful exposures can start as early as in utero....
  • A new report blames dry conditions linked to climate change for this fall's large fires and calls for more funding for prescribed burns. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

    Northern CA Firestorm: Report Says Get Used to It

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The death toll has risen to 42 in the massive fires that raged through Santa Rosa, Napa and Sonoma over the past week – and a new report says California can expect more of these megafires in the years to come. Researchers...
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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...
  • 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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    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...