By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
In an attempt to “do it the right way,” developer Syd Kitson is building Babcock Ranch, an 18,000-acre planned community just north of Ft. Meyers, with hope that it can operate almost entirely on solar power. So far about 200…
By PBS NewsHour
Smoke from this year’s wildfires in western states has been observed across the country as the jet stream sweeps it east. Climate Central reports that smoke pollution from the wildfires are negatively impacting air quality, leading to impacts on public…
Walmart says that 28 percent of domestic power at its stores comes from renewable sources. And 85 percent of companies in the S&P 500 are also reporting updates on sustainability in their annual reports for investors -- up from 11…
By Monica Villamizar
Morocco says it wants to be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy. Its flagship project is a first-of-its-kind, $9-billion energy plant called Noor, meaning "light" in Arabic, and the size of the city of Paris. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports…
By William Brangham
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 Brangham reports.
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
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 with less: growing crops indoors. NewsHour Weekend’s…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
As older nuclear energy plants approach retirement or are threatened by closure, states worried about climate change are figuring out whether to keep them running. While they are cleaner for the environment, they are radioactive and significantly more expensive than…
The Italian city of Venice is prone to frequent flooding because it has sunk five inches over the last century, but it is also grappling with a new challenge: sea-level rise, caused by climate change, which increases the severity. NewsHour…
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