Morocco is building one of the world's largest solar power plants in the desert east of Marrakesh, using a technology that will allow it to generate electricity well past sundown. It's part of an aggressive strategy to become energy independent.
Morocco is enlisting Islam in its effort to get off fossil fuels, starting with installing solar panels on state-owned mosques. It's part of a broader global effort to bring more Muslims into the fight against climate change.
President-elect Trump has promised to pull the US out of the new global climate agreement. That left attendees at the latest climate talks looking to US states and cities to turn up their game on fighting the climate crisis.
Marrakech feels a long way from the swing states of the US, but as the site of this year's United Nations climate conference, all eyes are on the presidential election. And Moroccans are watching closely too.
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