Pakistan was thrown into darkness on Saturday as a major problem near its largest power plant triggered a collapse of the entire electrical grid. Most of the country's 210 million people were left without power.
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A company called Heliogen has announced a new process that can reach extremely high temperatures using only the power of the sun. The process could help reduce the pollution that's causing the climate crisis.
In today's news roundup, Venezuela has another huge power outage, Puerto Rico's governor agrees to quit, an electric truck pulls a million-pound train, and the sender of a 50 year old message-in-a-bottle is found.
The electricity went out in a large part of New York City on Saturday night, closing down theaters and leaving people trapped in elevators and subways for a short time.
A massive power failure has struck several countries in South America, leaving millions of people without electricity for nearly a day. No one is sure yet what caused the blackout.
On April 7, Wiebe Wakker made history by completing the longest trip ever recorded in an electric car. He drove from the Netherlands to Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wakker is now continuing his journey to New Zealand.
After years without enough food or medicine, and money worth almost nothing, life in Venezuela has become even harder. Most of the country has been without electricity for the last four days.
On Monday, a dam in Laos broke after heavy rains. The flooding has forced thousands of people from their homes. Several people have been killed, and hundreds are still missing.
People are scared that pieces might break off of a huge iceberg stuck in the sea near a village in Greenland. If that happened, huge waves could destroy the village.
In early May, California decided that new homes built after 2020 must have solar power. It is the first US state to make a rule like this. The decision could have big effects.