EarthTalk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment

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Penguin, Feb 24, 2009 - Reference - 320 pages
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From the authors of the leading environmental handbook Green Living, the best of E's nationally syndicated Q&A column, EarthTalk

Knowledge of environmental issues and sustainability is increasingly important as industrialization and climate change continue to wreak havoc on our ecosystems and our psyche. As temperatures rise—and icecaps shrink and storms lash our coastal areas into oblivion—being smart about carbon footprints, waste streams and consumer choices becomes increasingly important for all of us.

That’s where EarthTalk comes in.

EarthTalk gathers together the best of readers' questions on the environment and the best ways to live green and answers in a quick and easy guide for the average Joe (or Jane). Searching by subject or looking up questions in the index, readers can learn everything from the difference between wild and farmed salmon to the pros and cons of nuclear power. EarthTalk provides the essential tools and tips to living in harmony with the planet.
 

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Earthtalk: expert answers to everyday questions about the environment: selections from E/the environmental magazine's nationally syndicated column

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This collection of questions and answers centering on environmental issues is just what the subtitle indicates: a simple, straightforward series of answers to common questions posed by readers to E ... Read full review

Contents

EAT DRINK AND BE WARY From Local Food to Lunchbox
1
THE ENLIGHTENED SHOPAHOLIC From WalMarts to Small Marts
33
SAY AAAAH Healthier Living from the Refrigerator to the Medicine Cabinet
63
LIVING AND WORKING SPACES Digging In Turning Off and Waxing On
93
PHANTOM LOADS AND ENERGY SUCKERS Curing a Nation of Oil Addicts One Turbine at a Time
139
GREEN THREADS Organic Undies and Recycled Sneaks
169
THE WHOLE KID AND CABOODLE From Dirty Diapers to Toxic Toys
187
FEELING THE HEAT Tackling Global Warming from the Backyard to the Beach
209
OPEN ROAD Transportation Travel and Cutting Our Carbon Load
235
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING Saving the Earth One iPod at a Time
265
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E: The Environmental Magazine, or simply E, is an award-winning environmental magazine, covering topics from water quality to overpopulation to climate change, and what readers can do to make a difference. It has won and been nominated for thirteen Independent Press Awards. The archive of back issues is now available at emagazine.com, with new editorial content provided by its sister site, EarthTalk.org, the online home of the internationally syndicated EarthTalk Q&A column. EarthTalk is produced by Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer.

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