Conserving Electricity

Spanish-style buildings facing basketball court (Guardtop LLC)

U.S. is on the road to solving an urban environmental problem

Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are covering their asphalt roads with a coating that prevents the blacktop from absorbing and radiating the sun's heat.
Sun setting behind hotel (Courtesy of Park Hyderabad)

In the hotel industry, going green means growing revenues

Being environmentally friendly is paying off for more than 400 LEED-certified hotels. See what they're doing and how you can be a better traveler.
Man wearing hard hat turning valve on pipeline (© AP Images)

Ukraine focuses on energy diversification

By diversifying its energy sources, Ukraine is establishing economic freedom from Russia and becoming more competitive in the global market.
Rows of air conditioners attached to exterior walls (Flickr/Niall Kennedy)

What cool climate project could be worth 1,500 power plants?

China, India, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United States launch the Advanced Cooling Challenge to crank up a new era of air conditioning.
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5 takeaways from the latest climate data [video]

Despite day-to-day weather fluctuations, the effects of climate change are becoming more clear. Learn why you should be concerned and what you can do.
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!...
Heat map of the Earth (NASA)video

Climate change is speeding up. Watch the planet’s temperature rise. [video]

This time-lapse map makes it clear that our planet is rapidly getting warmer. Nine of the Earth’s warmest years since 1880 have occurred after...