Giant clam (AP Images)

This clam can change the future of energy

Could the giant clam's colorful lips hold the key to renewable energy? At 200 kilograms, and with life spans exceeding a century, these magnificent...

Solar energy powers new opportunities in Rwanda

Gigawatt Global's energy production doesn't stop at improving the environment; the company created an education program for orphans in a nearby village.
Graphic showing coal and solar-power grid (State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

How is one U.S. state cutting carbon emissions so much?

Oregon will cut emissions by 30 million metric tons under a new plan developed by power utilities and environmental groups.
Drawing of hand dropping coin into slot in Earth (State Dept./Doug Thomson)

Save money. Save the environment. Here’s how (HINT: It involves your...

Energy-conscious consumers prefer green homes. They save on energy and water bills and reduce their families’ environmental impact. It’s the right thing to do!...
Drawing of satellite orbiting Earth (State Dept.)video

Sea level is rising. Here’s what we can do about it....

Sea levels are rising faster than expected. Find out what this means for you and our planet in this video.
Apple growing on tree with skyscraper in background (© AP Images)

Urban farming: The green answer to city growth?

Pockets of urban land and city rooftops don't need to remain dormant or unkempt. An urban farm or garden can help the environment and beautify the area.
Earth seen from space (NASA)

NASA tech brings climate science down to Earth

More than 160 satellites beam data to scientists studying climate worldwide. Political leaders can base climate decisions on science rather than theory.
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Celebrities join in the fight against climate change [video]

"One day we will wake up to find we have literally changed the face of the Earth," actor Morgan Freeman says in this video,...
Wave generator overlooking ocean (© AP Images)

Are ocean waves America’s energy future?

The U.S. Navy's wave generator taps the energy potential of the ocean and could help supply remote areas with much-needed electricity.