Energy

Robert Rosner and Suzet McKinney stand on either side of the Doomsday Clock, which reads "It is 100 seconds to midnight."

Robert Rosner, left, chair of the Bulletin Science and Security Board, and board member Suzet McKinney unveil the time on the Doomsday Clock at a Zoom news conference on Jan. 27. Rosner is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and McKinney is CEO and executive director of the Illinois Medical District. (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Northwestern University
Scientists sound the alarm on climate change and nuclear risk as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced the 2021 time for its historic clock, which counts down to a “midnight” apocalypse. Carlyn Kranking reports.

New York restaurant, Blue Hill, was one of the first to prioritize ultra-local sourcing. (Lou Stejskal)

The George Washington University
To lower their environmental impact, restaurants are transitioning their operations to be more sustainable and climate friendly.

The Mighty Mac towers over the blue waters of the Straits of Mackinac; hundreds of feet below the surface lurks Line 5. (Jenna Spray/Medill)

Northwestern University
The decision to revoke the easement allowing a crude oil pipeline — Line 5 — to operate comes after more than 15 months of investigation into possible environmental and safety risks, reports Jenna Spray for Medill.  
George Washington University
A seminar in Stockholm, which aims to be fossil fuel free by 2040, had this student examining the culture and lifestyle that has a much smaller emissions footprint per capita than we do in the United States.
Learn how to reduce food waste, save money on groceries, and help the environment
Featured Contributor
Nearly a third of food is wasted at the household level and that eats into our own finances while damaging the environment. How can we fix this?
Middlebury College
In 2019, Middlebury College created a visionary set of goals. Now cow poop and food waste have the ability transform a college campus.
Wind turbines in Lubbock, Texas
Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Texas is known nationwide as being home to cotton, cattle, and oil booms. But renewable energy industries are quickly gaining popularity in the state.
Northwestern University
A solar tariff protest, held outside the U.S. International Trade Commission, was organized by Solar Energy Industries Association. Opponents say the tariffs have hurt the U.S. solar industry, the economy, and efforts to combat climate change.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
A chilling and somber tale about the costs of nuclear waste is told from an unexpected perspective.

Could solar solve more than just emissions problems? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would raise everyone out of poverty and get us off of fossil fuels. (Ben West/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Could solar energy end poverty? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would do just that — and eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels too.

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