Why It’s Important to Get Outside More Often
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Why It’s Important to Get Outside More Often

Think of all the many ways that you are consciously looking after your health every single day. Perhaps it is with a daily or most everyday trip to the gym for some exercise. Maybe you have been putting conscious effort into your diet and what you eat to fuel your body every day. But what […]

How to Get Outside and Exercise More

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Six great Northwest boating destinations

Yachts, cruisers and sailboats of all sizes and shapes moor at Columbia Crossings Marina on Hayden Island in Portland. Photo by Greg Johnson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from DiscoverBoating.com, an national organization devoted to sharing information on the benefits of boating, tips and advice on how to choose and buy a boat, […]

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See Seattle Solo

Type/Classic Take a step back from planning and make some friends with sight-seeing tours like the pay-what-you-feel Seattle 101 walking tour from Seattle Free Walking Tours* (2001 Western Ave), or Seattle Cycling Tours’* (714 Pike St) Basic Seattle City Tour. To taste the best of Seattle from local experts, take one of Savor Seattle’s* (1916 […]

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San Juan Island hopping

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China is taking ‘green strides’

Classic Caption: China is giving the world mixed signals about its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and meeting its Paris accord promises. Credit: Sam Lim, Pexels.com. Dear EarthTalk: I’m confused: Is China’s government committed to fighting climate change or just making the problem worse? -- Paul J., Austin, TX In the wake of the global climate summit in Glasgow, nations across the globe are not only self-reflecting, but also expecting others to carry their weight as we desperately try to keep the planet from warming. China is a common target for criticism when it comes to emissions; the most populous country on the

Blame climate change for more allergies?

Type/classic Caption: If you've noticed your allergies getting worse in recent years, climate change may indeed be to blame. Credit: Pavel Danilyuk, Pexels.com. Dear EarthTalk: Could climate change really be making my allergies worse?-- L. Pulaski, New Bern, NC Pollen may be an unfortunate contributor to poor health in the first place, but there are signs that this nuisance will become worse. Warm weather contributes to an uptick in pollen count, and air pollution can concentrate it. Climate change is now a known contributor to changes not only in the seas and atmosphere but also modifying the life cycles and even biological processes
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Russia’s war on Ukraine creates environmental havoc

Type/Classic Caption: Russia's war on the Ukraine is creating untold environmental mayhem in the form of air, water and soil pollution. Credit: Manhhai, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What kind of environmental toll is Russia’s war on Ukraine taking?-- James P., Philadelphia, PA Russia’s war on Ukraine is one of the worst humanitarian crises facing Europe since World War II. As Russian military forces continue their violent, murderous invasion, environmental organizations worldwide are raising additional concerns of the war’s far-reaching devastation to the environment.  Russia’s military activities threaten Ukraine’s environment through air, water and soil pollution. Toxic materials are released not only from munitions, but from
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Is methane capture from livestock good or bad?

Caption: Newer technology that has farmers and ranchers capturing methane from their livestock waste is better for the planet than not having it. Credit: Mark Stebnicki, Pexels. Dear EarthTalk: Is encouraging dairy farmers and cattle ranchers to capture methane gas from their livestock’s manure good or bad for the planet?-- Phil Onorato, Pittsburgh, PA Methane capture, the process of using the decomposition of livestock byproducts like cow and hog manure to generate electricity, is a promising technology. It helps to resolve existing, and for the time being, necessary evils such as climate-warming methane emissions from cattle and pigs. It works by

Chemical ban is big win for environment

Caption: This visualization shows the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole is getting smaller each year thanks to efforts by international negotiators back in the late 1980s. Credit: Stuart Rankin, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: Has anyone calculated the positive health and/or economic impacts of international efforts to protect the stratospheric ozone layer beginning in the late 1980s? -- C. Marin, St. Louis, MO 1987’s Montreal Protocol, a landmark international agreement calling on the nations of the world to ban the production and distribution of man-made chemicals that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer, has been billed as one of the
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Blimps make a comeback

Caption: Believe it or not, blimps are making a comeback as a green short hop commuter travel option. Dear EarthTalk: Is blimp travel really making a comeback? Is it eco-friendly? – J. Roe, Islip. NY The blimp, forever besmirched due to the Hindenburg explosion in 1937—when one of the first commercial blimps caught on fire—never really fulfilled its potential as a commuting vehicle. Fast forward to the 21st century, and companies like Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) are taking steps to reintroduce airships safely. HAV’s Airlander 10, for example, uses inert helium for buoyancy instead of flammable hydrogen (which the industry began doing

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Technology

Put rainfall to use with rain barrels

Classic Caption: Elevate your rain barrel for easier access to the spigot for filling containers and to speed water flow with the help of gravity. Photo credit: photo courtesy MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Put rainwater to use in your landscape with the help of rain barrels. This centuries old technique allows you to capture rainfall to […]

mountains in China
Environment Technology

China is taking ‘green strides’

Classic Caption: China is giving the world mixed signals about its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and meeting its Paris accord promises. Credit: Sam Lim, Pexels.com. Dear EarthTalk: I’m confused: Is China’s government committed to fighting climate change or just making the problem worse? — Paul J., Austin, TX In the wake of the global […]

pigs in pens
Environment Technology

Is methane capture from livestock good or bad?

Caption: Newer technology that has farmers and ranchers capturing methane from their livestock waste is better for the planet than not having it. Credit: Mark Stebnicki, Pexels. Dear EarthTalk: Is encouraging dairy farmers and cattle ranchers to capture methane gas from their livestock’s manure good or bad for the planet?— Phil Onorato, Pittsburgh, PA Methane […]

ozone hole
Environment Technology

Chemical ban is big win for environment

Caption: This visualization shows the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole is getting smaller each year thanks to efforts by international negotiators back in the late 1980s. Credit: Stuart Rankin, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: Has anyone calculated the positive health and/or economic impacts of international efforts to protect the stratospheric ozone layer beginning […]

People watching blimp take off
Environment Technology

Blimps make a comeback

Caption: Believe it or not, blimps are making a comeback as a green short hop commuter travel option. Dear EarthTalk: Is blimp travel really making a comeback? Is it eco-friendly? – J. Roe, Islip. NY The blimp, forever besmirched due to the Hindenburg explosion in 1937—when one of the first commercial blimps caught on fire—never […]

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