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12 May 2015
Saerbeck, Germany is setting the standard for sustainable energy use and the reduction of their carbon footprint through a series of projects. Through these projects, private and public buildings as well as farms have...
24 April 2015
Sacramento, California, United States
The government wants more farmers turning waste methane into biogas to help combat the negative effects of global climate change. California is leading the initiative, largely through a cap-and-trade program.
22 April 2015
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Researches off the coast of western Australia are harnessing power from the ocean's waves in a new pilot project involving buoys. In their current state, the buoys are able to generate a small percentage of electricit...
20 April 2015
Evidence continues to build that humans are contributing to a climate change issue that is nothing but bad news for the planet. Hopeful stories from seven countries, including India, Indonesia, and China, show that ef...
13 April 2015
San Diego, California, United States
Population growth, climate change, and droughts are factors that have depleted the world’s freshwater resources. Scientists around the world have experimented with desalination of salt water to increase the supply the...
7 April 2015
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Too much solar and wind power in Germany is overloading their grid. A firm developed a new technology that uses super-fast batteries and software to hold intermittent wind and solar power when more than needed is gene...
13 March 2015
A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment through sustainable, eco-friendly projects that respond to refugees needs.
11 February 2015
Balcombe, United Kingdom
Two towns are fighting back against fossil fuel companies. From fossil free energy fairs in Pennsylvania to a solar energy co-op in the UK, citizens are relying on the idea of community power to unite in favor of rene...
6 February 2015
Granville, Ohio, United States
Retrofitting buildings for energy conservation in the United States could save $1 trillion over a decade, reduce American greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, and create employment across the country. Many universi...
31 January 2015
Burlington, Vermont, United States
Broadcast TV News
Urban areas contain the highest in concentration of burning fossil fuels, which negatively contributes to climate change. Spearheading the green energy movement, Burlington, VT claims that its city uses 100% renewable...
The Christian Science Monitor
25 January 2015
Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania
Over 3000 Words
Electricity is hard to come by in much of Africa. Now, skipping over the fossil fuel age, solar panels are bringing a cheap form of electricity to the continent.
17 January 2015
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Mainers can learn how to implement green energy in change-resistant rural areas from a Denmark island. In Samsø, Danes rely on wind energy and burn hay. These solutions may be adapted for the windswept coast of Maine....
6 January 2015
Bridport, Vermont, United States
The breakdown of the ozone layer is one of the most well-known effects of climate change. Citizens enact different ways to protect the atmosphere from a build up of methane gas.
12 December 2014
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Fed up with living in the world's most polluted city, some residents are fighting back, on their rooftops and backyards. In 2010, India launched the Jawarharlal Nehru Solar Mission, a government program to deploy 20,0...
17 October 2014
Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
Hawaii private school students were taught about ecological sustainability, but public school students were not. After losing a school essay contest about sustainability, a high school student convinced Hawaii’s legis...
29 September 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Amidst a world struggling with smart ways to confront climate change, Hawaii's 2050 Plan for sustainability is working to be a model for the rest of the world. So far, it is on it's way to being a leader in solar ener...
The New York Times
13 September 2014
With climate change continuing as a threat to the planet’s health, Germany has contributed efforts to curb greenhouse gases by installing wind turbines and solar panels to generate renewable energy. Germany’s commitme...
30 January 2014
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The commercially-based Wind for Prosperity initiative may have devised a solution to meet growing demands for electricity in developing economies, where fossil fuels are expensive, difficult to access, and take a toll...
18 November 2013
Ecological toilets that use natural composting to break down waste are simple to construct, waterless and are easy to fix. But as philanthropists are finding, getting these to those that need it most is harder than a...
8 October 2013
With 60 percent of India's population relying on agriculture for living, the country faces a dire challenge of what to do with accumulated agricultural waste. Instead of burning it, as they traditionally would do, the...
United Nations University
Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson
4 October 2013
As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of balancing rapid development and energy needs against sustainability initiatives and conscientious practices, renewables continue to provide a growing, construct...
6 March 2013
Oakland, California, United States
In Oakland, a company created an online crowdfunding platform that allows users to earn interest by financing clean energy projects and gives people with good social intentions a direct line of action. Across the worl...
3 February 2013
In order to hunt for the oldest fossils in Africa, scientists needed to produce alternative forms of energy to allow them to live in these desert regions. One such project is the gasifier, which turns discarded doum p...
1 October 2012
New Delhi, India
Autorickshaws are a main source of transport within India, but not all autorickshaws are being created equally anymore. In an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels, India is experimenti...
20 June 2012
Microhydro power plants are finding their place amongst some of the smallest villages in Nepal, bringing both electricity and industry opportunities to the regions. Although they aren't capable of generating near the ...
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