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UN Climate Change Report: What your students need to know

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Talk with your students about the UN’s latest report on climate change and how young people can use their voice to support policies that protect the environment. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy?

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In this lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up” and learn how companies — faced with greater demand and the effects of climate change — are inventing newer, greener ways for humans to get power. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How renewable energy inventions protect the environment

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will explore inventions that harness the power of water to make electricity. Students will then sketch, model or build an invention that uses renewable energy and helps protect the environment. 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

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