Dear EarthTalk: I know that ranchers and environmentalists have traditionally been at odds, but what are some ways they are working together these days? -- Jim H., Boone, IA
Ranchers and environmental advocates haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but the differences between the two aren't as extreme anymore, as more and more ranchers have come around to the understanding that taking good care of the land supports both economic stability and environmental health.
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental benefits of so-called "seasteading" as opposed to building more housing and communities on land? -- Marge Weston, Camden, NJ
Dear EarthTalk: I hear a lot about Patagonia doing the right thing by the environment, but what about the rest of the outdoor gear and apparel industry? --Jean Phillips, Hamilton, NY
Dear EarthTalk: Do animals respond to or enjoy music recorded or played live by humans?
-- Jane W., Herndon, VA
Dear EarthTalk:With all the crazy heat waves around the world this summer, how could anyone still claim that climate change isn't anything to worry about? -- Randy Smith, Providence, RI
Dear EarthTalk:What are some ways that companies can encourage or incentivize their employees to live greener and promote sustainability?-- Jane Bussbaum, Troy, NY
Dear EarthTalk: Are modern-day hunting practices having any noticeable evolutionary or behavioral effects on wildlife populations? -- Bill Cochrane, New York, NY