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From Trash to Treasure
MetroFocus

From Trash to Treasure

Posted: December 12, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMJvBSBo6Zg This segment was produced by Metrofocus in partnership with Peril and Promise. See how trash is being transformed into high-fashion wearable treasures. Orange is the New Black actress Alysia Reiner ...

Rethinking the Utility Company as Solar Power Heats Up
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Rethinking the Utility Company as Solar Power Heats Up

Premiered: December 6, 2017

This segment was produced by PBS Newshour in partnership with Peril and Promise. The plummeting price of solar panels has led to a boom of customers and solar industry jobs. What does it mean for the evolution of utility companies? William ...

The Science of Predicting Fires
International Research Institute for Climate and Society

The Science of Predicting Fires

Posted: November 16, 2017

"Globally, fires play an important role in climate change, as they emit both aerosols and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at accelerated rates. Though fire is crucial for the renewal of many ecosystems, it can be extremely devastating for ...

Scientists Work to Harness Power from Hawaii’s Waves
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PBS Newshour Weekend

Scientists Work to Harness Power from Hawaii’s Waves

Premiered: November 12, 2017

From our partners at PBS Newshour Weekend: When it comes to renewable energy, Hawaii stands out, with 15 percent of the state's power coming from solar and wind. Now, the state may be pioneering another renewable form of energy: ocean waves. ...

Could Indoor Farming Help Address Food Shortages?
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NewsHour Weekend

Could Indoor Farming Help Address Food Shortages?

Premiered: November 11, 2017

From our partners at PBS Newshour Weekend: By 2050, Earth’s population is expected to rise to 10 billion, while the resources on the planet continue to shrink. Researchers in the Netherlands are experimenting with one way to feed more people ...

Climate Science Special Report
U.S. Global Change Research Program

Climate Science Special Report

Posted: November 9, 2017

The U.S. government has released an authoritative assessment of climate science in the U.S., examining how we got to be living in the warmest time modern civilization has ever experienced.

The Race to Save Coffee
The Washington Post

The Race to Save Coffee

Posted: November 9, 2017

Climate change is threatening one of the world's most beloved beverages: coffee. Rising temperatures could dry out crops, and create an environment ripe for new crop-killing diseases to spread. The effects could be devastating.

Rebuild or Retreat: The Ice Cream Shop
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NewsHour Weekend

Rebuild or Retreat: The Ice Cream Shop

Premiered: October 27, 2017

Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy destroyed Brian McMullin’s Sea Bright, New Jersey, ice cream shop. Now he worries about the next storm. Is his community more prepared now than they were in 2012?

Rebuild or Retreat: The Hardware Store
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NewsHour Weekend

Rebuild or Retreat: The Hardware Store

Premiered: October 26, 2017

Sea Bright, New Jersey business owner Frank Bain lost everything in his hardware store in 2012 during Superstorm Sandy. The local community came together to help. See how Bain’s Hardware is doing 5 years later.

Five Years After Sandy, Locals Torn on Flood Protection
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NewsHour Weekend

Five Years After Sandy, Locals Torn on Flood Protection

Premiered: October 29, 2017

Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy decimated the East Coast, killing at least 60 people and causing an estimated $70 billion in property damage. It’s forced residents in Sea Bright, New Jersey to decide whether to support pricey taxpayer projects ...