fossil fuel

GW students march through campus in February 2020 as part of a Sunrise GW demonstration to demand divestment. (Photo courtesy Sunrise GW by Natalia Madrinan)

Planet Forward Assistant Editor
This week, the George Washington University community is celebrating as it joins fellow D.C. area schools in significant action against climate change.

Not unsurprisingly, Democrats and Republicans had opposing views at a House subcommittee meeting Thursday on the future of coal in the United States. (Noah Broder/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Noah Broder reports from a House hearing, which looked at the value of coal to our economy. Dems called for more environmental controls, while the GOP stressed its importance to our energy infrastructure.
State University of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry
A look at oil spills and the regulations that resulted from the environmental disasters.

(Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
At one of the most prominent institutions to make the commitment to divestment, students' dedication and a change in tactics proved successful — and garnered support from faculty and the college community along the way.
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.
George Washington University
Did you know that hydraulic fracturing in just a state away from your home could be affecting where you live?
In an hour, the sun spreads more energy over the surface of the Earth than our civilization uses in a year. Michigan's Energy Frontier Research Center must engineer a thrifty enough solar innovation to compete with fossil fuels. More Michigan Videos...
University of Florida
The experience of Walt Disney in his first venture in California taught him that only through a well-planned, efficient flow of people and traffic could success be achieved. He realized that what he had tested and proved in his theme parks was... Read More
It may seem gross, and that's primarily because it is. Cows are king of converting plant material into energy so it's no wonder that researchers have begun to look to bovine for answers. Everyday the average cow digests 150 pounds of plant material... Read More
Why is that, in politics, no-brainers are usually non-starters. (1) Lowering the interstate speed limit to 55 mph (and enforcing it) would save thousands of lives and I don't know how many billions of barrels of oil without sacrificing the... Read More

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