“How Costa Rica Is Paving the Way for Sustainable Tourism”

“Sustainable travel may sound like an oxymoron, but if your travels lead you to Costa Rica, the experience can be greener than you’d think. According to Essential Costa Rica, “Sustainability is not a practice in Costa Rica, it’s… Read More

“Shell leads big oil in clean energy shift”

“Royal Dutch Shell, one of the most aggressive global oil and gas producers on clean-energy and climate change, faces big tests on how serious it is with its pursuit. Why it matters: The burning of fossil fuels sold… Read More

“Global climate targets will be missed as deforestation rises, study says”

“International targets to cut emissions and limit climate change will be missed due to rises in deforestation and delays in changing how humans use land, a new study warns. Nearly 100 countries pledged to make their use of… Read More

“Global climate targets will be missed as deforestation rises, study says”

“International targets to cut emissions and limit climate change will be missed due to rises in deforestation and delays in changing how humans use land, a new study warns. Nearly 100 countries pledged to make their use of… Read More

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India”

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India The world produces 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) per year, according to a recent UN report, but only 20% is formally recycled. Much of the… Read More

“Why insect populations are plummeting—and why it matters”

“ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCUSTS once gathered in such large numbers that they blotted out the sun over the Great Plains, rivaling the famous bison herds in size and appetite. In the summer of 1875, for example, a swarm of… Read More

“You May Be Surprised To Learn Which 2 Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener”

“The world is getting greener. That’s according to Chi Chen, a doctoral student in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. Chen has been mining data collected by an orbiting NASA camera that monitors green vegetation… Read More

“Floating solar farms: How ‘floatovoltaics’ could provide power without taking up valuable real estate”

“As they’ve become cheaper and more efficient, electricity-generating solar panels have popped up all over the United States. But some experts say it would be better if new photovoltaic panels were placed not only on parcels of land… Read More

“Three Wave Energy Developers Ready to Test Devices in Hawaii”

“Fabrication of a giant barge-like wave energy device is underway in Portland, Ore., in preparation for testing in Hawaii this summer. The hull for the 125-ft-long by 59-ft-wide, 86-ton OE Buoy—with potential rated capacity of more than 1… Read More

“California’s ‘dry farmers’ grow crops without irrigation”

“Jim Leap fondly recalls the first Early Girl tomatoes he grew at UC Santa Cruz’s farm in 1990. Sweet and bursting with flavor, they were raised without a single drop of irrigated water. Nearly three decades later, he… Read More