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City wins in Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics.

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00
Cleaning up litter is expensive for cities. Making a game of it inspires community building.

An 11-year-old has become 'America's Top Young Scientist' for her sensor detecting lead in water.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.

California enacts cleaning product law.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
Makers of cleaning products sold in California will have to reveal ingredients online and on product labels, under a first-of-its-kind law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Lead poisoning plummets thanks to cleaner petrol.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Lead poisoning in expectant mothers has fallen dramatically since lead was finally phased out of petrol in 2006.

Minneapolis church seeks for Earth to power its heavenly work.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The faithful at Mount Olive Lutheran Church just wanted to make their 80-year-old building energy-efficient, a tangible step to care for God's creation.

Into the ice: humans get closer to nature – in pictures.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
From log trails to lava houses, from mud baths to melting glaciers, US photographer Lucas Foglia explores our relationship with the natural world in his new book Human Nature.

School food hero Betti Wiggins takes on Houston’s public schools.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The veteran nutrition director who reformed Detroit's school food takes on a new challenge in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

It takes a village to improve a community’s health.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Halifax County, North Carolina, had some of the lowest health rankings in the state. Alarmed by this, the community pulled together to start making major changes.

Puerto Rico could go solar: Elon Musk, Gov. discuss microgrid transformation.

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00
Could Puerto Rico rebuild its electrical system in a radical new way to use more renewable energy, lower costs and improve reliability? Two heavyweight players appear interested in the idea.

Energy project shows promise, once connected to the grid.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
In this era of fossil-fuel induced climate change, alternative energy projects should be the new way of doing business.

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is already back in business because of solar panels powering his 40-acre (16.2-hectare) nursery in central Puerto Rico.

IEA lifts 5-year renewables forecast.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The International Energy Agency has raised its forecasts for renewable energy over the next five years following a record 2016, mainly driven by a surge in solar photovoltaic capacity in China, India and the United States.

Minnesota's organic farming industry shows steady growth, USDA survey shows.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Minnesota ranks ninth nationally in organic production and sales with double-digit growth that mirrors trends around the country.

Slow and steady, a tortoise is winning its race with extinction.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The Burmese Star Tortoise was called functionally extinct by ecologists, but a captive breeding program in Myanmar has saved them, a study says.

Could this major grant by Paul Allen signal deeper climate giving to come?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The tech donor’s latest major grant is right in the sweet spot between the two fields, a $4 million commitment that will back the deep ocean probes monitoring how ocean temperatures are changing.

‘Coal is dead’ and oil faces ‘peak demand,’ says world’s largest investment group.

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
BlackRock investment group, with $5 trillion in assets, is bullish on electric cars and renewables.