Because utilities can't control when the sun shines or the wind blows, it has been hard to incorporate solar and wind power into the electricity grid. But new storage technologies could soon change that.
In Samoa and other Pacific island nations, which risk devastation from gale-force winds, flooding, sea surges, and tsunamis, a return to indigenous building styles could be the key to creating disaster-resilient communities of the future.
Hindu devotees pray while standing in the Arabian Sea as they worship the Sun god Surya during the Hindu religious festival 'Chatt Puja' in Mumbai, India. Hindu women fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and the society during the festival.
A greenhouse in the northern Canadian community of Kuujjuaq, Nunavik is providing fresh local produce for residents of the Arctic region for the first time. The greenhouse will help improve local food security by extending the growing season past the summer months.