Costa Rica is all green in 2015

Costa Rica is all green in 2015

An all-renewable future isn’t as far away as you might think

Everyone talks about switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, but the prospect of actually doing it seems more like a dream than a reality to many of us. So you might be surprised to hear that Costa Rica, a country known for its dedication to ‘pura vida’ (pure life), used only renewable energy to power itself for the entirety of January, February and March, according to a press release published last week by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE). More…

environment

Stories in the sediment

Stories in the sediment

Tom Cronin stumbled into studying deep ocean floors, and hopes he can help others find the same curiosity for the unknown

For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish

The debris littering this historic island is just a tiny part of a global littering problem

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Do animals have consciousness?

Do animals have consciousness?

The way scientists answer this animal consciousness question has a big effect not only on their research, but also your medicine cabinet

Preserving a safe passage for jaguars

Human tolerance may be the key to keeping the jaguar population whole and healthy

environment

Innocent until proven gluten

Innocent until proven gluten

Researchers struggle to pinpoint the part of wheat that makes some people sick

AUDIO: Body Art

Medical illustrator Marie Rossettie speaks about the things deep inside us that give life to her art

environment

The life of a bubble

The life of a bubble

There’s more to making a soap bubble than a breath and a wand

Pluto’s ongoing identity crisis stirs planet definition debate

If you think this is just about Pluto, you’re thinking too small