About 60 percent of the world's coral reefs are under stress from rising temperatures, according to the nonprofit group Reef Resilience Network. And new research shows just how devastating two heat waves were to coral in the Indian Ocean. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Without a doubt insects are the most successful species on the planet. They make up a clear majority of the world's 1.5 million total species, and they live almost literally everywhere there is land, including Antarctica. But there is trouble in the insect world. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Tall buildings made of wood are beginning to pop up around the world, from the United States and Canada to Norway and soon England. Builders say wood may well be the construction material of the future. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
The latest vegetarian meat alternatives that taste and cook like real beef are all the rage in the U.S. But there's also a market for lab grown meat, which provides all the protein without the cruelty and the carbon footprint. But it's proving a tougher sell than plant-based alternatives. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Anthropologists know that humans migrated to Europe out of Africa thousands of years ago. But it's been hard to get a firm date on when and how or even why. Now, thanks to new technology, some old bones may help scientists narrow down the "when" of human migration. Faith Lapidus narrates this report from VOA's Kevin Enochs.
The world is dealing with climate refugees, people whose homes have been inundated by rising sea levels. But in Wales, residents of one seaside town are confused and angry because of a political decision to let nature have its way and let the town sink back into the sea. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Leftovers. It's what's for dinner. In Germany that saying does not just apply to people who cook too much at home. These days, more and more restaurants are selling their leftovers to hungry city dwellers at reduced prices. It's good for business, good for the consumer and good for the environment. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
The desktop personal computer changed the world when it was introduced back in the 1970s. But lately laptops and phones have slowly eaten away at that market. But the creators of a new PC that costs less than a trip to the grocery store are hoping their little PC can change that. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
According to the Energy Information Administration, the United States gets about 11 percent of its electric energy from renewable sources. On the other hand, since 2015 Costa Rica has gotten about 98 percent of its energy from renewables. How they do it has lessons for every country. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.