With the ceremonial flipping of a switch, the City of Fayetteville is running 72 percent of its facilities on renewable energy. On Friday, representatives from the city, Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today's Power Inc. celebrated the construction of three solar farms that will be used to power the city's two wastewater treatment plants.
The City of Clarksville is going for a first in Arkansas by expanding its solar power plant to run 100 percent of its city operations on renewable energy. The city is already generating some of its electricity from a 6.5-megawatt solar power plant that was built in 2017 and this year, Clarksville Connected Utilities will be adding another 2.86-megawatt facility.
Peter Ungar, Distinguished Professor of anthropology and director of the Environmental Dynamics Program, will contribute to a two-year project studying the impact of climate change on the environment of the Yamal Peninsula of Russian Siberia.
A study published this month suggests Tornado Alley might be shifting east. The study found that there was an increase of conditions that favor tornadoes in Arkansas during the past several years. We speak with a meteorologist from the National Weather Service to find out what the study means for northwest Arkansas.
The Weather Channel is producing a series of online climate impact reports from all 50 states titled the “United States of Climate Change.” So far, 33 states have submitted stories, including Arkansas. We learn how award-winning documentary producer Dale Carpenter collaborated with noted cartoonist Nate Powell on “Awaiting a Wave,” which profiles the beginnings of a Marshallese climate refugee crisis.