Climate

Most problem solving start with establishing certain criteria, so why not do the same with evaluating alternative energy sources? Here are, in my opinion, the three main criteria to evaluate alternative energy: 1. It should not impact public health... Read More
Many of us who were at the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen from December 7-19 went through a period of hibernation in week following the conference. I, for one, slept for more than 32 hours in the 48 hours that began at 12:00 p.m. on December... Read More
RESPONSE TO COMMENTS: You can't conserve what you don't have. There are dozens of communities and areas throughout America and the world, where not brushing your teeth twice a week won't solve the lack of fresh water. Agriculture is the largest... Read More
Planet Forward
By Victoria Riess, Haley Lesavoy, and Mark Abramson. A short video documentary highlighting education provided by nonprofit Casey Trees at the elementary level and the impact it has on our environment's future. Casey Trees was established to... Read More
Planet Forward
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
Planet Forward
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
Planet Forward
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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