January 9, 2013 For two years, photographer Jamey Stillings has been documenting the construction of a solar plant that will, for better or worse, forever alter the Mojave landscape.
January 4, 2013 In the film, opening in theaters across the country Friday, Matt Damon's character pitches natural gas drilling to a rural community. Even with a number of inaccuracies, the film explores real-life issues confronting towns that are promised wealth but have to weigh potential environmental impacts of drilling.
January 3, 2013 Uncertainty over the credit had lingered for a while, causing the industry to put off long-term planning. So while the now-approved tax credit revives prospects for an industry facing tens of thousands of layoffs, don't expect to see many new turbines coming up soon.
January 1, 2013 KQEDThe United States is on track to install a record number of solar power systems — thanks in large part to low-cost solar panels from China. U.S. officials have imposed trade tariffs on Chinese panels, but a trade war with China could put U.S. solar jobs at risk.
December 30, 2012 This year's weather will be one for the record books; 2012 is slated to be the hottest summer on record. "We've already passed all kinds of tipping points," environmentalist Bill McKibben says. He's wondering if President Obama will take a different approach to climate change in the coming year.
December 25, 2012 The Keystone pipeline is supposed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas — a route that runs right through David Daniel's land. To try to save his woods from bulldozers, Daniel built tree houses 80 feet in the air and protesters climbed up into them.
December 20, 2012 KQEDThe state is known for its tough environmental rules, but it has largely ignored hydraulic fracturing until now. Though California's concerns are like those of many other places, there's also the question of how the growing fracking industry might affect earthquakes.