Energy

A poster for Caleb Q. Dyer for State Representative. (Photo courtesy Caleb Q. Dyer)

Seattle, WA
New Hampshire State Rep. Caleb Dyer is a 21-year-old libertarian in a state which the economy is reliant on carbon eminent forms of energy.
Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
Brett Reinford and his family use a methane digester on their farm in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania to reduce food waste and generate power. 

Ambitions for a carbon-free impact and few emissions: At eco-town Kalu Yala, members of the community live as sparingly as possible, using what they can from the environment around them while replenishing what they can. (Candace Butera/Medill)

Northwestern University
Through a scientific process that seems almost magical, the creation of biochar takes you a step closer to reducing your carbon footprint. But this technique has a history that dates back further than you might think.

Harper Simpson, former agriculture intern at Kalu Yala, wears jewelry to remind her to stay strong in times of hardship. (Cassandra Majewski/Medill)

Northwestern University
In a place so focused on environmental sustainability, an important caveat at the eco-town Kalu Yala is its struggle to create an environment that is mentally sustainable.
The George Washington University
Studying the fluid dynamics and hydrodynamic forces of the California sea lions fore flipper and learning to mimic this motion, could one day lead to a whole new type of aquatic vehicle.

GW's Milken School of Public Health is LEED-certified. (Photo courtesy of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University)

George Washington University
With the push for sustainability in commercial real estate, portfolio managers must be well-informed about how owners are upgrading their buildings to become more sustainable.

(Tony Webster/Creative Commons)

Electricity that we use in our everyday lives has a big impact on the environment.
The George Washington University
Equitable energy access in United States is a milestone our nation has yet to reach.
University of Mississippi
Acoustic or infrasonic monitoring of chemical weapons is in use all over the world today, thanks in part to a research center at the University of Mississippi.
Mobile Agricultural Power Solutions
Where's the PUP now? Here's the story of what's happened with the Practical Utility Platform and the team since we won the Storyfest 2015 prize.

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