Dangers of Spray-on Sunscreen

EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t spray sunscreen a health and environmental nightmare when it seems that more of the sunscreen ends up going up my nose than on the kid at the beach next to me?      -- Lillian Robertson, Methuen, MA

Rethinking Nuclear Energy

EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine  Dear EarthTalk: Radioactive rain recently fell in Massachusetts, likely due to Japan’s nuclear mess.

Power Argument: The Need for Nuclear Energy

The television screen flashed with the horrific images coming from thousands of miles away.

Farm-raised Fish Isn't Mercury Free

EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine  Dear EarthTalk: I thought “farm raised” was the way to go when buying fish, to avoid mercury contamination.

Cleaning Up Dirty Coal

EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine  Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that only a handful of outdated coal-burning power plants generate a sizable amount of the mercury pollution generated in the United States? If so, is anything being done to clean these sites up or shut them down?    -- Frank...

West Virginia Gubernatorial Primary Shapes 2012 Challenges for Progressives

Earl Ray Tomblin and Bill Maloney, Democrat and Republican, will line up alongside Mountain Party candidate Bob Henry in October for a special election to determine a successor to the unexpired term of Joe Manchin, former Governor, who replaced the late Sen. Robert Byrd last fall.