Category: EarthTalk

Earth Talk: Are E-Bikes Greener than Human-powered Bikes?

Well, actually, there could be … E-bike pioneer Justin Lemire-Elmore argues that e-bikes are better for the environment, at least if you compare the carbon emissions associated with producing enough extra food to fuel the rider of a standard bicycle against the emissions from coal-derived electricity used to charge an e-bike.

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EarthTalk: How to Recycle Paint, Primer and Stains?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 10 percent of the house paint purchased in the United States each year—about 65 to 69 million gallons—is discarded. Leftover and unusable paint wastes causes pollution when disposed of improperly, the EPA warns.

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Earth Talk: Should I Recycle My Disposable Batteries?

Truth be told, those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out the mercury, a potent neurotoxin linked to a wide range of environmental and health problems, as part of the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996.

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Earth Talk: Is backyard firepit smoke a health hazard?

With summer approaching, many of us are eagerly anticipating the first night we can gather with loved ones under the stars around our backyard fire pits. But neighbors might have not-so-warm feelings about wood smoke entering their yards and homes. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wood smoke is a complex mixture of gases and microscopic particles, and when these microscopic particles get into your eyes and respiratory system, they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and bronchitis.

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EarthTalk: E-waste Blizzard

Dear EarthTalk: The collective impact of all the iPhones and other devices we buy, use and then discard must be mind-boggling at this point. Has anyone quantified this and what can we do to start reducing waste from such items?

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Anneke Beerten has lived her life for the love of riding and her accomplishments are a testimony to the level of commitment and stoke she has for the sport. At the age of 39, she has spent her life competing and bestowing inspiration to all she meets. She had no intention of slowing down. So what happened? Find out, Link in bio! ...

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An underwater volcano erupted on Saturday, January 15th, near the remote nation of Tonga, which triggered tsunami warnings across the Pacific causing strong waves and currents in many coastal areas. Read more on our website 🔗 Link in bio

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With a heavy snow fall in the sierras leaving feet of snow to play in, what adventure will you be choosing? Check out of friends at @bvadventure for some ideas 😍 ...

Happy New Year!!! We hope 2022 has a lot of adventures in store for you 🎉 ...

The winter storms that California has experienced this month have brought record breaking amounts of fresh snow which is fantastic for snow sport fanatics. Where will you enjoy the snow this season? Tell us in the comments 👇 ...

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate! We hope that all the powder hounds are enjoying the fresh snow! Where are you skiing/boarding this season? Tell us in the comments ⬇️ ...

The all new #Onewheel PintX will more than please anyone on your list who is ready to take on the next #adventure.

Order by Dec. 23rd and have it by #Xmas with expedited shipping. Financing options are also available.
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The mountains are not JUST for pow days, you know! Rush Creek Lodge & Spa is a great gift to give a loved one this season. They will get: a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience at the Highway 120 West entrance to Yosemite National Park — featuring Lodge Rooms, Suites and Hillside Villas, restaurant, tavern, saltwater pool, hot tubs, recreation guide service, daily activities, massage and wellness programs. For best rates and service, book direct online and receive two complimentary welcome drinks upon check-in. (209) 379-2373

Check out our gift guide for more experience-based ideas! 🎁
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The latest weather system brings us perfect ski/ride conditions this weekend. If you are headed to Tahoe, check out Diamond Peak Ski Resort. This community-owned ski resort has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe.

The whole mountain is open and they offer some great deals including their BYOP (Bring Your Other Pass) discount, beginner lift tickets, and interchangeable parent passes. Oh and kids under 6, and seniors 80+ ski for free. Click here for details https://bit.ly/3p6380c.

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The mountains are filling up with SNOW! Which means it is the perfect time to give the gift of adventure at the Bear Valley Adventure Company. Year-round recreation abounds with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and tubing in the winter, then kayaking, paddleboarding, mountain biking, and road cycling in the summer. Gift cards are available and make great stocking stuffers for your special adventurous person. See more on our website: https://snip.ly/03n7pi

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