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Professor's 'Earth the Operators' Manual' TV series continues April 22

4/20/2012

Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State

Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of
Geosciences at Penn State, will be the
host of three hours of programming on
WPSU-TV on Earth Day, April 22.

 

Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will be the host of three hours of programming on WPSU-TV on Earth Day, April 22. The premiere of two new installments of his "Earth: The Operators' Manual" series, focused on climate change and sustainable energy, will occur at 7 p.m., with the program "Energy Quest U.S.A.," and at 10:30 p.m., with "Powering the Planet." The new shows will be preceded by an encore of the original program, "Earth: The Operators' Manual," at 6 p.m.

"Energy Quest U.S.A." visits five American communities from Alaska to Fort Worth, Texas, to the East Coast where people are making smart choices based on economics and the environment. Their experiences chart a path every U.S. community can follow to adapt to the challenges climate change may bring.

"Powering the Plant" takes an eye-opening look at some of the world's most important case studies in energy policy. Brazil has sugar cane. Denmark has wind. Morocco has sunshine. China has plans. And America has... politics and indecision. Using compelling stories that showcase the many ways in which great nations and smaller communities are finding sustainable solutions, this program asks an urgent question: is America making the right decisions for its own energy future?

For more information about the series, visit http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/ or visit the program's Facebook page, at http://facebook.com/earththeoperatorsmanual.page.

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