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Most fans wouldn’t notice it, but Super Bowl XLV was played in green stadium. The U.S. National Football League’s newest and largest stadium, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, showcases a growing trend in sports toward greener arena designs and cleaner energy.
Sports stadiums around the world are making energy-saving improvements by installing solar panels, adding wind turbines, efficient lighting, increasing recycling, and improving water management systems.
For more information, read Kickoff Time for Green Stadiums on National Geographic News.
Photograph by Photograph by David Drapkin, AP
The poor neighborhoods of Cairo are harnessing the power of the sun and microbes to find new sources of energy in the city. Since 2003, Thomas “T.H.” Culhane, an urban planner and NG Emerging Explorer has been working on these projects with a nonprofit called Solar CITIES.
Using simple materials and waste from kitchens, he and Solar CITIES have installed 34 solar water heating systems and five biogas reactors to help residents get clean energy in their homes.
(Pictured: Solar CITIES project leader T.H. Culhane (right) and
organization intern Omar Nagy stand next to a solar-powered water
Learn more about the Solar CITIES project on National Geographic News.
Play Recycle Roundup.
Photograph courtesy T.H. Culhane