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Dear EarthTalk: I know what C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are, but what are "B Corporations" and how does this status help the environment?   -- Robert Gendarme, Chicago, IL

C Corporations, S Corporations and LLCs are legal business structures distinguished by how they pay their taxes under U.S. federal income tax law, whereas a B Corporation (or "B Corp," with the "B" standing for "Benefit") isn't actually a legal entity and is still taxed based upon its chosen C, S or LLC structure.

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Dear EarthTalk: Whatever became of the rediscovered Ivory-Billed Woodpecker that we thought we had lost to extinction? What other animals that we thought went extinct have "come back" from the dead?

-- Betsey Edgewater, Austin, TX

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Dear EarthTalk: How can we keep our kids safe from environmental hazards all around us in our everyday lives?

-- Jennifer Nichols, Wareham, MA

Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they're more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), harmful exposures can start as early as in utero.

5 Strategies to Embrace a Green Lifestyle

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(BPT) - Going green: It's more than an idea -- it's a fundamental change you make to support the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. In making this change, you probably started with the small stuff. You turn the lights off when you're not in the room, unplug devices that aren't in use and adjust your thermostat regularly, but you can do so much more.