Repowering the Planet
Energy for Tomorrow
For 120 years National Geographic has covered the natural environment that sustains our lives. Now our planet is threatened by humanity's bond with fossil fuels. This special issue of National Geographic explores the challenge ahead.
Q&A With Energy Experts
Find out what Obama's new secretary of energy and other experts say about the energy challenges ahead.
Our Energy Challenge
Global warming is not a problem for the future; it's a crisis for this moment. Read more in Bill McKibben's essay.
Paths to the Future
Bill McKibben looks ahead and asks how we'll continue to power the world we're used to living in.
Signs From Earth
Executive Editor Dennis Dimick's blog explores the nexus between human aspiration and Earth's ability to sustain it.
Video: This Bulb
Natalie Portman, Kyra Sedgwick, and Chloe Sevigny weigh in on how a bulb can make a difference.
Video: Canadian Sand Trap
Squeezing oil from tar sands has transformed Alberta, Canada. See the land and listen to residents to learn how.
Photos: Iceland's Heated Debate
The people of Iceland awaken to a stark choice: Exploit a wealth of clean energy or keep their landscape pristine?
Compare emerging biofuels and hear about the benefits and potential costs of alternative fuels.
Which devices in your house use standby power? Test how much you know about electronic waste.