Energy Efficiency

West Texas and Houston are leading the nation in wind power, and in tapping renewable energy for city government. ©EARTH: The Operators Manual
Just how much energy can Sun, hydropower, biomass and geothermal offer? This video sets a target of seeing whether, in principle, renewable energy resources could meet today’s global energy needs of about 15.7 terawatts. ©EARTH: The Operators Manual
A look at how humans use energy, the sources of our energy, and why a growing population needs more, clean energy.  ©EARTH: The Operators Manual
It took nearly seven years, but the blades are finally turning on a pair of wind turbines at the Archbold and Pettisville schools in northwestern Ohio, demonstrating how school districts can take control of their energy future and create educational...
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd, in partnership with Wild Chronicles, present an animated cartoon series on carbon—the atom at the heart of global warming. Episode 5: What we can do about climate change. ©NPR
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd, in partnership with Wild Chronicles, present an animated cartoon series on carbon—the atom at the heart of global warming. Episode 4: When carbon falls in love, the whole world heats up ©NPR
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd, in partnership with Wild Chronicles, present an animated cartoon series on carbon—the atom at the heart of global warming. Episode 3: If you break a carbon bond a—presto!—civilization ©NPR
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd, in partnership with Wild Chronicles, present an animated cartoon series on carbon—the atom at the heart of global warming. Episode 2: Carbon's special knack for bonding ©NPR
Peer-reviewed resources for teaching about climate and energy.
Hurricane intensification can be caused by phenomenon called 'hot towers,' which form as air spirals inward towards the eye and is forced rapidly upwards, accelerating the movement of energy into high-altitude clouds.

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