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Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 06:43 AM PST

Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry

Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry

Although her solar panels successfully sustained Hurricane María’s winds, Madeline Batista couldn’t turn on her lights, her refrigerator or other appliances that needed electricity. The photovoltaic system,...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:27 AM PDT

Beachgoers Accidentally Kill Baby Dolphin in Spain

Beachgoers Accidentally Kill Baby Dolphin in Spain

A Spanish environmental group has called on beachgoers to refrain from crowding around, touching or taking photos of stray sea animals following the death of a baby dolphin last week. Images on Spanish media...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:38 AM PDT

Seas Rise, Trees Die: Climate Change Before Your Eyes

Seas Rise, Trees Die: Climate Change Before Your Eyes

They're called "ghost forests" — dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change. The process has occurred naturally...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:13 AM PDT

Polar Bears Get Snow Donations

Polar Bears Get Snow Donations

High temperatures at a Finland Wildlife Center were making life uncomfortable for a family of polar bears. However, the child of an employee at a local ski resort had an idea on how to cool them off: the resort...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:18 PM PDT

Last Orca Born in Captivity Dies

Last Orca Born in Captivity Dies

The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 07:20 AM PDT

Cities Are Cleaning Up Polluted Rivers for Swimming

Cities Are Cleaning Up Polluted Rivers for Swimming

Boston is among the cities hoping to follow the model of Copenhagen, Denmark, which opened the first of its floating harbor baths in the early 2000s. Paris opened public swimming areas in a once-polluted...

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 05:18 PM PDT

Macron Targets 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Site at US

Macron Targets 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Site at US

In the wake of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron fired back on Thursday with the launch of a new website titled "Make Our Planet Great Again." On...

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 07:52 AM PDT

Build It Green: TreeHouse to Open World's 1st Net-Zero Energy Store

Build It Green: TreeHouse to Open World's 1st Net-Zero Energy Store

Home improvement has long been synonymous with Home Depot and Lowe's. But a Texas-based green conscience start-up is aiming to make sustainable home improvement appeal to more than just environmentalists. Tree...

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM PDT

Green Initiatives of Top Companies

Green Initiatives of Top Companies

In honor of Earth Week, NBC looked at 5 of the most valuable companies to see what kind of green initiatives they are engaged in.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 06:26 PM PDT

From Your Recycle Bin to China: 360 Recycling Plant Tour

From Your Recycle Bin to China: 360 Recycling Plant Tour

What really happens to your recycling? Take a 360 video tour of the Burbank Recycle Center to see what happens to your recyclable waste and learn how you can be a more eco-friendly consumer.

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