The District of Columbia-based American Institute of Architects is offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from a major renovation with a $500,000 donation that will cover the cost of solar panels on an estimated 72 homes.
A fresh round of funds was pumped into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Broadband project when the infrastructure bill passed a year ago. That investment is bringing connectivity to some of the most rugged and remote corners of the country.
About two decades after cadmium telluride solar panels were commercialized in Ohio, the maturing technology is finding momentum thanks in part to its domestic manufacturing and supply chain.
Despite unprecedented Covid-19-related death rates, rural America shows population growth after a decade of decline.
Even cash-strapped cities have money for climate action. They just need to spend it better.
The urgent need for housing assistance in flood stricken Appalachian communities reveals the severe limitations of the nation’s response and support systems. Community groups are stepping up to help.
Maine’s governor has pledged that everyone in the state who wants high-speed internet will be able to get it by the end of 2024. In just one small, Down East town, that means installing 60 miles of fiber-optic cable.
Research and history suggest that local action is more powerful than many people believe.
Data from the project will document savings and could help get more funding for solar energy in neighborhoods that have historically been left behind.
A tree grower joins forces with a local organization to replant some of the trees lost in Kentucky during tornadoes of late 2021.
Roadside solar fields across the country could power up to 12 million electric vehicles.
“Reimagine Rural” from the Brookings Institution showcases communities across America that are in the midst of renewal.
With volatility being an integral part of farming, electric ag equipment could bring some predictability to farmers’ energy use and consumption, say experts.
New website features local voices to help encourage people to take part in conversations about a changing environment.
Local climbing coalition and authorities found a way to collaborate and keep access to a popular climbing area and preserve the environment.
Matt Newlin is a higher education consultant and founder of the podcast The Rural College Student Experience. He advocates for rural students pursuing college.