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Burlington is First U.S. City to Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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Find out how Burlington, VT is using 100 percent renewable energy with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 1, 2015.

President Visits Alaskan Arctic, Renames Mount McKinley

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Find out why President Obama is visiting the Arctic with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from September 1, 2015.

Water Worries, California’s ‘Water Cop’ Urges Residents to Take Drought Seriously with Mandatory Restrictions

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California is now in the third year of its worst drought since the 1970s. Help students explore the scale of the problem with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from July 17, 2014. Despite a drought emergency, consumption actually rose in May. But under new rules starting August 1, people who waste water on lawns and car washing could be fined up to $500 a day.

Teens Sue Oregon to Stop Climate Change

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Find out why two teens are suing their state to help prevent climate change with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from April 19, 2015.