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JOIN NBC IN CELEBRATING EARTH WEEK, APRIL 17 TO 22. #GreenUp

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 02:29 AM EDT

Solar-Powered Plane Cruises From Hawaii to Calif. on Earth Day

Solar-Powered Plane Cruises From Hawaii to Calif. on Earth Day

A solar-powered plane on an around-the-world journey was about a third of the way to California early Friday after taking off from Hawaii, the project's mission control said. Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand...

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 09:24 AM EDT

Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Owners of commercial buildings across the country are taking steps to make their properties more energy efficient, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency says the energy consumed by...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 08:11 AM EDT

NYC Tries to Go Car-Free in Honor of Earth Day

NYC Tries to Go Car-Free in Honor of Earth Day

New Yorkers are being encouraged to go car-free for Earth Day. New York City officials hope commuters ditch their car keys and use a bike or mass transit to get around on Friday as part of Car Free Day. The...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 09:48 PM EDT

Solar Plane Departs From Hawaii With No Fuel

Solar Plane Departs From Hawaii With No Fuel

Two pilots are slowly carving their way into a new future of solar-powered flight as one embarks on the latest leg of their around-the-world journey in a plane powered only by the sun. After some uncertainty...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 08:31 PM EDT

175 Countries Sign Landmark Paris Deal on Climate Change

175 Countries Sign Landmark Paris Deal on Climate Change

The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight...

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 05:39 PM EDT

San Francisco 1st in US to Require Solar Panels on New Buildings

San Francisco 1st in US to Require Solar Panels on New Buildings

San Francisco has become the first major city in the country to require solar panels on new residential and commercial buildings of under 10 stories. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 01:54 AM EDT

California Has Nation's Dirtiest Air: Report

California Has Nation's Dirtiest Air: Report

Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted. Bakersfield tops the...

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 10:58 AM EDT

#DreamItGreenItSweepstakes: Win Eco-Friendly Prizes

#DreamItGreenItSweepstakes: Win Eco-Friendly Prizes

Earth Week begins on April 17! This year, NBC celebrates all the ways we can create a more sustainable future and live greener lives. Whether it's using less paper, turning off all electronics before going to...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 09:17 AM EDT

Candidates and Climate: Where Presidential Hopefuls Stand

Candidates and Climate: Where Presidential Hopefuls Stand

In the heat of the presidential race, climate change has mostly received a cold shoulder from candidates. While as much as 70 percent of Americans believe that climate change is real and that humans are...

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 04:20 AM EDT

#DreamItGreenIt: 6 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet

#DreamItGreenIt: 6 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet

Saving the planet doesn’t have to include huge lifestyle changes or big purchases. This Earth Week, which begins April 17, think of small alterations you can make at home and your workplace that will have a...

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