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The Noor solar plant in 2018.

The Future of Green Energy

A look at why it’s critical for the world to move toward more renewable energy sources and how innovations like concentrated solar power are helping us get there.

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Don’t Touch Your Face: Would You Volunteer to be Infected With the Coronavirus?

On this week’s podcast: Human challenge trials could speed up vaccine development, but at what cost?

A view of the Oslo Opera House in 2016.

How to Make Cities Greener

How rethinking urban design can have a major impact on carbon emissions and the quality of city life.

A herd of goats take advantage of quiet streets near Trinity Square, in Llandudno, north Wales, on March 31.

Don’t Touch Your Face: Sorry, Nature Isn’t Returning

On this week’s episode: Why the environmental benefits of the lockdown are fleeting at best.

Mafalda Duarte (left), head of the Climate Investment Funds, plants cocoa seeds with students in Ghana in 2018.

When Climate Hits Home

Climate change is forcing people from their homes, especially in island nations. How can the world change its policy toward climate migrants, and what can be done to assist those who want to stay not only survive but thrive?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on April 27.

Don’t Touch Your Face: Women Leaders Are Flattening the Curve

On this week’s episode: New Zealand and other countries led by women have done better than most at responding to the pandemic.

From left: Climate activists Marinel Ubaldo, Greta Thunberg, and Varshini Prakash.

What Would Greta Do?

Young climate activists in the United States and the Philippines are pushing for change and getting their governments to take notice.

A man, wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, walks past food stalls in a neighborhood in Wuhan, China's central Hubei province, on April 20.

Don’t Touch Your Face: The Way Out

On this week’s episode: What needs to be done before the lockdowns can be lifted.

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How Far We’ve Come

Heat of the Moment looks at the origins of the global climate crisis and finds areas of optimism.

A security guard hands out an instruction sheet outside a State of Michigan Unemployment Agency office in Cadillac Place in Detroit on March 26. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images

Don’t Touch Your Face: The Price We Pay

On this week’s podcast: The coronavirus cure is still better than the disease.

An Israeli police officer speaks to an ultra-Orthodox Jewish student at a Yeshiva in Bnei Barak, a city east of Tel Aviv with a large ultra-Orthodox Jewish population, on April 2.

Don’t Touch Your Face: Israel

On today’s podcast: The ultra-Orthodox challenge to Israel’s coronavirus response.

A worker disinfects a Vietnam Airlines plane amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on March 3.

Don’t Touch Your Face: The Airline Industry Crashes

On today’s podcast: How airlines are responding to their biggest threat yet.

The Abkhazia Parliament Building in Sukhumi.

Don’t Touch Your Face: Breakaway States and the Pandemic

On today’s podcast: How frozen conflicts could become a global Achilles’s heel.

Family members of a victim of the coronavirus mourn during a funeral in Jakarta on March 31. BAY ISMOYO/AFP via Getty Images

Don’t Touch Your Face: Trauma

On today’s podcast: Pandemic lessons from Chernobyl’s liquidators.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a vote about the government's bill on the protection against the new coronavirus at the plenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest on March 30.

Don’t Touch Your Face: Autocrats

On today’s podcast: How authoritarian leaders are cracking down on the coronavirus—and civil liberties.

People walk across frozen Tjornin, a lake in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Dec. 7, 2017.

Don’t Touch Your Face: Iceland

On today’s episode: What the world can learn from Iceland’s strategy of widespread testing.

Daily Life In Beijing Amid Coronavirus

Don’t Touch Your Face: Tokyo Olympics Postponed

On today’s podcast: A look ahead at a year without sports.

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Trailer: Heat of the Moment

Coming April 15 - Stories from the front lines of the fight against climate change

A group of migrants waits for food distribution inside the makeshift migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico, on March 19.

Don’t Touch Your Face: The Border

On Today’s Episode: A migrant camp at the U.S.-Mexico border braces for the coronavirus.