A Sustainable Planet

All human advances have been connected to advances in producing and using energy from Earth’s natural resources. Those resources are finite, and we are now at a crossroads. The paths we take will be key to our future.

Travel the Journey

Watch: Seaweed Farming and its Surprising Benefits

Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes

Increasing numbers of fishermen, scientists, and foodies in this country are starting to look at seaweed very differently — as a promising source of food, jobs and help cleaning ocean waters. With rising global populations and limited space to expand agriculture on land, they are turning to the sea — and its “weeds” — as a new frontier.

pile of dirt set against the mountains and sky

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Moises Velasquez-Manoff, New York Times

Farmers and ranchers in California, Kansas, and North Dakota are using regenerative agricultural practices to pull carbon from the atmosphere and into the soil and, in the process, reducing operational costs and boosting crop yields.

rocky landscape with trail and person sitting

How Oman’s Rocks Could Help Save the Planet

Henry Fountain, New York Times

Can the natural process of carbon capture by certain rock formations be leveraged to remove some of the billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide that humans have pumped into the air since the beginning of the Industrial Age?

train passing in a station

World Energy Outlook 2018

International Energy Agency

Major transformations are underway for the global energy sector. Electricity is the star of the show, but how bright will it shine?

cityscape and solar panels

Time to Shine: Solar Power is Fastest-Growing Source of New Energy

Adam Vaughan, The Guardian

Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide in 2016, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a “new era.”

Climate Change is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions

Justin Gillis, New York Times

Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.

cover for Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The late David MacKay’s groundbreaking book offers a definitive and lucid overview of the case for renewable energy. Download it free.  Watch David MacKay’s address to the Harvard Center for the Environment.

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