Steve Baragona is an award-winning multimedia journalist covering science, environment and health.
He spent eight years in molecular biology and infectious disease research before deciding that writing about science was more fun than doing it. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in journalism in 2002.
Scientists say the window is closing to save the planet from a climate catastrophe. While clean energy from the sun and wind are growing by leaps and bounds, fossil fuels still make up the vast majority of the world's energy. And experts say coal, oil and natural gas will likely continue to power the world for decades.
Nearly 50,000 workers at General Motors are on strike, the largest labor action against the automaker in 50 years. It comes at a critical time in the industry as the economy slows and a major industry transition looms. VOA's Steve Baragona has more.
It sent a shudder through the community late last year when PacifiCorp, the Naughton Power Plant’s owner, announced that closing the plant early would save its customers nearly $200 million on fuel and maintenance costs
Around the world, an energy transition is underway. Concerns about climate change are helping wind and solar power move into markets once dominated by coal. But what's good for the climate is trouble for communities where coal is the backbone of their economy. The western U.S. state of Colorado is taking pioneering steps to help cushion the blow for those left behind in the energy transition. VOA's Steve Baragona visited the town of Craig for a look.