Climate

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Planet Forward Host Frank Sesno travels to the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) to find out, what is a Sky Trough? Utility-scale parabolic trough solar concentrators harness the sun's energy to make steam for electricity generation. The thermal... Read More
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The National Renewable Energy Labs are researching a new way to store renewable energy: in hydrogen. Wind and solar energy are used to create hydrogen and stored in tanks that can be used to power the grid or your car. While no single alternative to... Read More
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It's almost as universal to our lives as air, but how many of us really know where our electricity comes from or how it gets to our homes? Is our energy infrastructure up to the 21st consumer's demands? Is it really worth the investment to upgrade.
Dependent on technology developed over 100 years ago, our energy grid is in trouble. Consumption is increasing dramatically, and the construction of our power lines has fallen far behind, setting the stage for more serious and frequent blackouts in... Read More
Villagers from the small coastal Alaskan town of Newtok have endured extreme weather leading to massive erosion. Though not at fault, this group of some 350 Yup'ik Eskimos is among the planet's first casualties of climate change. They are forced by... Read More
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Planet Forward host Frank Sesno interviews Mike Tidwell, head of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, via Skype from Copenhagen. Hear why the best thing we can do for the environment might be to stop 'going green.'
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Planet Forward host Frank Sesno visits the Wind Turbine Company in Colorado, and explores the promise and hurdles of wind as an alternative energy source. Wind turbines like these could power about 3000 homes--200 could replace 1 coal plant--while... Read More
Moving demonstration against the Alberta tar sands developments at the UN climate change negotiations in Copenhagen. The demonstration was co-organized by the Indigenous Environment Network, the Canadian Youth Delegation, and the US Youth Delegation... Read More
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India, responsible for 5.6% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, is facing a social and environmental catastrophe. The Himalayan and Tibetan glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, which is endangering the food and water supply for millions of... Read More
At the University of Mississippi Biological Field Station, catfish are changing their diet to become more environmentally friendly.

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