Renewable Energy

We're going to run out of any kind of fossil fuels, so we need to move on to a renewable source.

solar roof wisconsin

This is just part of a 7.2 kW rooftop solar system in Bayview, Wisconsin, as seen in 2007. (M.J. Monty/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
Solar power is now the third most popular renewable energy source, behind water and wind, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
SUNY ESF
Current political and social systems resist meaningful change. As a result, a punk subculture, committed to portraying and moving toward a sustainable future, has formed.
SUNY: College of Environmental Science and Forestry
An interview with Town Supervisor, Dave Jones, of Fenner looking into the Fenner Wind Farm.
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
America is trying to move away from fossil fuels, but does renewable energy always mean it's good for the environment? When you look at corn ethanol, that might not be the case.
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.
Solar panels

Solar cells could help Puerto Rico build a new energy grid to end dependency on fossil fuels. (Pixabay)

Elon University
In the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, Puerto Rico faces a challenges to reinvent their power system. Pushes for renewables are embraced by locals. 
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi live in symbiosis with plant roots and are able to store up to 70 percent of organic carbon from leaf litter. (Mark Perkins/Flickr)

Assignment Editor, Planet Forward
In many cases microbes are already helping the planet in underrated ways. Technological developments and advanced genetic engineering make microbiological innovation a major player in climate change mitigation.
solar energy panels

A rooftop of solar panels can create long-term savings for a home or business. (Pixbay)

State University College at Buffalo
The solar industry is making its way into becoming a fierce competitor in the energy sector. As prices for solar continue to decrease, new innovations are incentivizing Americans to invest in solar homes.
Kansas wind farm

The Smoky Hills Wind Farm as seen from Interstate 70 in Lincoln, Kansas. (Drenaline/Creative Commons)

State University College at Buffalo
Cities across the United States are beginning the switch to 100% renewable energy, but just four towns have reached the goal so far.
Northwestern University
Dozens of cities sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21. The thousands of visitors will put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.

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