Energy & Climate

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Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Save the Rain Forest (National Geographic, June 2017)

Struck by Uganda’s Water Problem, This Student Did Something About It (National Geographic, May 2017)

China Poised for Leadership on Climate Change After U.S. Reversal (National Geographic, March 2017)

Super-Efficient Cars Are Doable But Hit a Speed Bump (National Geographic, March 2017)

Frozen Clocks and Radiation Mark Fukushima’s Abandoned Towns (National Geographic, March 2017)

Could U.S. Endangered Species Rules Go Extinct? (National Geographic, February 2017)

Antarctica’s Sea Ice Shrinks to New Record Low (National Geographic, February 2017)

The Oroville Dam Crisis Could Happen Elsewhere (National Geographic, February 2017)

How to Talk to a Climate Denier (National Geographic Channel, September 2016)

14 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Own Carbon Footprint (National Geographic Channel, September 2016)

What’s a Carbon Tax, and How Does It Reduce Emissions? (National Geographic Channel, September 2016)

24 Photos Show the Enduring Wonder of U.S. National Parks (National Geographic, August 2016)

A Luxury Cruise Liner Is About to Sail the Arctic’s Northwest Passage (National Geographic, August 2016)

Historic Solar Flight Shows Challenge and Promise of Solar Energy (National Geographic, July 2016)

How Iceland Is Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Rock (National Geographic, June 2016)

Portugal Ditched Fossil Fuel Power for 4 Days. What Can the World Learn? (National Geographic, May 2016)

U.S. Demand for Premium Gas Is Going Up. Why? (National Geographic, May 2016

Canadian Wildfire Threatens Key U.S. Oil Artery (National Geographic, May 2016)

The Western World’s Largest Coal Company Declares Bankruptcy (National Geographic, April 2016)

An Unloved Light Bulb Shows Signs of Burning Out (National Geographic, February 2016)

district energyHow Hidden Labyrinths Under Cities Are Becoming Clean Energy Powerhouses (National Geographic, February 2016)

No Shovel Needed: Special Concrete Could Melt Mounds of Snow (National Geographic, January 2016)

Why Does So Much U.S. Coal Come From Federal Land? (National Geographic, January 2016)

methanealisocanyonThe World Is Hemorrhaging Methane, and Now We Can See Where (National Geographic, January 2016)

Hate Stopping for Gas? There’s an App for That (National Geographic, January 2016)

communityHow These Communities Save Energy—and Time for What Matters (National Geographic, December 2015)

Can We Really Make Tornadoes for Energy? This Man Wants to Try (National Geographic, December 2015)

As Sea Levels Rise, Are Coastal Nuclear Plants Ready? (National Geographic, December 2015)

Why Some Airlines Pollute More: 20 Ranked on Fuel Efficiency (National Geographic, November 2015)

You Can Hack Your Car for Better Mileage. But Should You? (National Geographic, November 2015)

What Will Energy Look Like in 2040? Four Things to Know (National Geographic, November 2015)

solarCould Solar Energy Be California’s Next Cash Crop? (National Geographic, October 2015)

After a Childhood in Darkness, a Quest to Light His Country (National Geographic, October 2015)

This Power Plant Set Out to Prove Coal Can Be Clean. Did It Work? (National Geographic, October 2015)

Solar Energy Sees Eye-Popping Price Drops (National Geographic, October 2015)

sea riseJust How Much Could the Sea Rise from Burning Fossil Fuels? A Lot. (National Geographic, September 2015)

Kirigami Paper-Cutting Art Inspires a Wild Solar Energy Idea (National Geographic, September 2015)

Why Louder Electric Cars Could Be Bad News for Birds (National Geographic, August 2015)

Will New U.S. Restrictions on Methane Be Enough? (National Geographic, August 2015)

How Bad Is Power Plant Pollution? Depends on the Weather (National Geographic, August 2015)

states coalSee Which States Use Coal the Most as New Climate Rule Is Finalized (National Geographic, August 2015)

How to Bring a Sense of Poetry to the Mission for Clean Energy (National Geographic, July 2015)

Corn for Home Heat: A Green Idea That Never Quite Popped (National Geographic, March 2015)

yellowstone150Ice Hampers Cleanup in Yellowstone’s Rare Winter Oil Spill (National Geographic, February 2015)

‘Fantasy’ of Fuel From Corn Waste Gets Big U.S. Test (National Geographic, September 2014)

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