Energy

Learn more about the types and benefits of solar power, such as the rooftop panels shown on these houses in Germany. F1online digitale Bildagentur GmbH/Alamy

Solar Power: Frequently Asked Questions

— Is rooftop solar right for you? Get answers to your questions about solar power, courtesy of EnergySage.

Testimonials: How These Bird Lovers Went Solar at Home

— Intimidated by solar power? Don't be. Meet real people who installed solar panels on their roof for a peek inside the process.

Why Solar Power Is Good for Birds

— Solar energy is a boon for the environment, but some methods can be harmful to birds and other wildlife. Here's how to go solar safely.

What Does the North American Climate Pledge Mean?

— The U.S., Mexico, and Canada announced shared goals to boost clean energy, cut carbon pollution, and protect wildlife.
Osprey. Paul Sutherland/National Geographic Creative

Four Astonishing Ways Birds Are Coping With Our Energy Demands

— From Pennsylvania to Canada, birds are finding ways to dodge power structures and development.
The Westmill Solar Park, a photovoltaic co-op facility in Watchfield, England, is a successful example of how solar panels and native plants can coexist. Guy Parker

Can Solar Plants Make Good Bird Habitat?

— A proposed state law could turn Minnesota's solar gardens into actual gardens for native birds and pollinators.

Will Wind Turbines Ever Be Safe For Birds?

— Here are some of the solutions the industry is testing to reduce bird deaths.

How Two Old Pipelines Put the Great Lakes (and its Birds) at Risk

— Environmentalists' worry over a decades-old oil pipeline running under Michigan's water has inspired them to keep closer tabs on local wildlife.
Bald Eagle. Spencer Craig/Audubon Photography Awards

In Victory for Eagles, USFWS Gives Up Fight for 30-Year Take Permits

— The government just dropped its latest effort to give longer-term take permits to wind farms and other companies.
A painting of an idyllic Chinese landscape stands in front of smokestacks at Datong No. 2 Power Station in Shanxi Province, China. Paul Souders/Corbis

Has Global Coal Consumption Peaked?

— In the often-depressing fight against emissions, a recent report offers some promising news.