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Saturday, September 21, 2019

EarthTalk: Why aren’t we desalinating more ocean water?

Dear EarthTalk: If the world is running out of fresh water, why aren’t we desalinating more ocean water? -- H. Smith, Providence, RI The protagonist of...

EarthTalk: Cell towers in national parks

Dear EarthTalk: I was appalled to find out on a recent backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park that I could get three bars of...

EarthTalk: Cutting back on air traffic

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve noticed more and more air traffic over my house in Seattle and I’m getting a little sick of all the noise....

EarthTalk: Glamping hotspots

Dear EarthTalk: I was never keen on tent camping but I hear that the new “glamping” trend takes some of the discomfort out of...

EarthTalk: Bioluminescent organisms

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any way we could harness the light from bioluminescent organisms for everyday lighting and other practical purposes? -- M. Wilson, Framingham,...

EarthTalk: Regional climate models

Dear EarthTalk: What are so-called regional climate models and why do we need them given that we already have pretty decent global climate models? --...

EarthTalk: Paris climate

Dear EarthTalk: What are American businesses doing to help the U.S. meet its Paris climate accord commitments? -- M. Francis, New York, NY Not every business...

EarthTalk: Capturing CO2

Dear EarthTalk: If we already know how to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) and turn it into fuel, why aren’t we doing more of it? ...

EarthTalk: Treating acne all-naturally

Dear EarthTalk: I suffer from occasional acne but am loathe to treat it with harsh chemicals. Do you know of all-natural ways to get...

EarthTalk: What is a ‘bionic leaf’?

Dear EarthTalk: What the heck is a “bionic leaf” and how does it help the planet? -- William Friend, Billings, MT Brainchild of Harvard biochemist Daniel...