energy

A man and a woman sit close together on a beige couch holding a mid-sized dog with curly blonde fur.

Chris Tonge and Chanel La with their dog Chuckles in their Chicago home. (Courtesy of Chanel La)

Northwestern University
Drawn together like a pair of subatomic particles of opposite charge, scientist duo Chanel La and Chris Tonge are making discoveries in medicine and energy-efficient technology, Brittany Edelmann reports.
Slender fish handing from a line between wooden posts with large trees, mountains, and a body of water in the background.

Sun-dried candlefish, also known as hooligan, eulachon, and oolichan. (Brodie Guy/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

George Washington University
Today, petroleum is one of Alaska's main exports, but the use of oil in the region goes back thousands of years to the Tlingit people's harvesting of lipid-dense and flammable candlefish. Can this history illuminate a way to a green-fueled future?
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
How is solar energy being implemented in the western African country of Ghana. See what one organization is doing to use solar energy to provide electricity to remote villages, one village at a time.
The white dome of the US Capital building is illuminated under a dark sky.

The Capitol on the night of Biden’s first State of the Union, Tuesday March 1, 2022. (Isabel Miller/Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
Isabel Miller and Jonathan Lehrfeld report: The climate crisis, which President Joe Biden has previously called an “existential threat to humanity,” received little attention during his first State of the Union.
A red gas pump with yellow fuel option buttons.

Both experts and lawmakers expressed concern about how EPA policies might impact fuel costs, particularly in light of American prices hitting their highest level in eight years. (Photo courtesy of Dawn McDonald/Unsplash)

Northwestern University
As Charlotte Varnes reports, changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program could lead to wide-ranging economic impacts, experts told lawmakers during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing.
George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | As temperatures continue to rise and summers get more unbearable every year, will the future generation of kids in France still be able to enjoy their summers like I did?
Planet Forward
The biggest climate conference of 2021, COP26, took place in Glasgow from Oct. 31-Nov. 12. You probably heard a little something about it. But the topics they exploring were vast — and vital. To help get informed about the topics that will help us... Read More
San Deigo Bus coming into a stop.

(Image by Maggie Scholle)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of San Diego
The cornerstone of the 2021 regional plan is the “5 Big Moves”: Five overarching strategies to change the way San Diegans use transit — but these are contingent on a willingness to change the way they commute.

An example of what Highland Park, Michigan's solar-powered streetlights look like. (Image courtesy of Soulardarity)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
When the streetlights in Highland Park, Michigan, went dark one night in 2011, the community came together with a solution to keep their streets safe — and launched a larger vision for the city.
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.

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