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Lesson Plan: How inventions that use renewable energy help protect the environment

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Picture your nearest river or lake. How do people use it? This PBS NewsHour lesson lets students explore inventions that use the power of water and asks them to develop a business plan which incorporates a renewable energy source for the communities in which they live. Continue reading

Cleanup continues at Japan power plant five years after tsunami

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Over the past five years, radioactive contamination levels have decreased at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But they still pose a threat to the 7,000 workers who aid in the cleanup. Continue reading

Solar energy debate in Nevada heats up

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A debate has emerged between solar companies and Nevada’s Public Utility Commission which recently increased the rates customers pay for solar energy. Continue reading

Power Grid is Hurdle for Renewable Energy

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In California there is a battle between environmentalists and environmentalists over green energy. On one side are those working to get electricity from wind and…read more

California Pioneers Renewable Energy

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President Obama has made changing U.S. energy policy to rely more on renewable sources a top priority. In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to…read more

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