Climate & Energy

Costa Rica’s green plans: Sustainable coffee, bikes, and clean energy

Costa Rica has set an ambitious goal for itself: To be entirely carbon-neutral by 2021. But it’s really not that crazy.

California is sinking. Blame the drought.

And you can blame up to 25 percent of the drought on climate change.


Balloon releases at college football games? Sack that custom

A reader wants to know how his college's customary balloon swarm affects the environment. Umbra offers a crash course.

The Teacher

This scuba diver wants everyone — black, white, or brown — to feel at home in the ocean

Kramer Wimberley knows what it's like to feel unwelcome in the water. As a dive instructor and ocean-lover, he tries to make sure no one else does.

Climate & Energy

Could the solution to climate change come from this castle?

One hundred "makers" are gathering in a French chateau to develop solutions to environmental woes.

Climate & Energy

Latino voters care a whole lot about climate change

A new poll shows that Latino voters are significantly more likely to understand that climate change is the result of human activities.

Why shade balls aren’t such a great idea after all

Those plastic balls that got dumped into the L.A. Reservoir aren't even designed to fight evaporation, and they may cause ecological problems.

The Chef

This chef built her reputation on seafood. How’s she feeling about the ocean now?

Seattle chef Renee Erickson weighs in on the world's changing waters, and how they might change her menu.

Climate & Energy

Muslim leaders call for climate action in new declaration

It's not just the pope anymore.