Archives: environment

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Swiss aviators unveil solar-powered airplane


DOWNLOAD VIDEO After 12 years of research and testing, two Swiss aviators recently unveiled the Solar Impulse-2, a huge airplane that runs on solar-power. It’s wingspan…read more

The Center for Investigative Reporting

Toxic trial: taking responsibility for environmental problems and solutions

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Teacher Resource Producer  Introduction This lesson plan and student contest were created to accompany a story from The Center for…read more

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New U.N. report warns of dire climate change effects


DOWNLOAD VIDEO A new U.N. report on climate change is full of serious warnings and unhappy predictions of what’s to come. The report was written…read more


South Florida considers investing in infrastructure to combat rising sea levels


DOWNLOAD VIDEO It’s often difficult to see how climate change is altering the environment in our daily lives, but the residents of South Florida are…read more

The Center for Investigative Reporting

Toxic trial evidence


NewsHour Extra has teamed up with The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Guardian to bring their groundbreaking story about toxic waste to life in…read more


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