Solar Power: Frequently Asked Questions

By EnergySage
January 09, 2017 — Is rooftop solar right for you? Get answers to your questions about solar power, courtesy of EnergySage.

Why Solar Power Is Good for Birds

By Lynsy Smithson-Stanley and Liz Bergstrom
January 09, 2017 — 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.

Testimonials: How These Bird Lovers Went Solar at Home

By Liz Bergstrom
January 09, 2017 — Intimidated by solar power? Don't be. Meet real people who installed solar panels on their roof for a peek inside the process.
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What Does the North American Climate Pledge Mean?

By John Cushman, Jr., InsideClimate News
July 01, 2016 — The U.S., Mexico, and Canada announced shared goals to boost clean energy, cut carbon pollution, and protect wildlife.

Four Astonishing Ways Birds Are Coping With Our Energy Demands

By Katie Valentine
April 29, 2016 — From Pennsylvania to Canada, birds are finding ways to dodge power structures and development.
Climate Solutions

Can Solar Plants Make Good Bird Habitat?

By Sarah Gilman
April 06, 2016 — 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?

By Emma Bryce
March 16, 2016 — 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

By Molly Bennet
February 29, 2016 — Environmentalists' worry over a decades-old oil pipeline running under Michigan's water has inspired them to keep closer tabs on local wildlife.

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

By Liz Bergstrom
January 22, 2016 — The government just dropped its latest effort to give longer-term take permits to wind farms and other companies.
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Has Global Coal Consumption Peaked?

By Naveena Sadasivam, InsideClimate News
December 04, 2015 — In the often-depressing fight against emissions, a recent report offers some promising news.