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Costa Rica Uses 100 Percent Renewable Energy For A Record 75 Days

Latin America eyes volcanoes to fire up clean development

Mexico and Costa Rica aim to build on their position as Latin America's leading producers of geothermal power to help meet the challenges they face of curbing planet-warming emissions and making their energy supplies secure.

Phase two of ExoMars mission delayed to 2020

The second part of a joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has been delayed two years, with a new launch date set for July 2020, officials said Monday.

Trio in court for possession of rhino horns

Three suspects in their early 30s are expected to appear in the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for possession of rhino horns.

Greenpeace leaks US-EU trade papers, fears for consumers

Greenpeace charged Monday that a massive US-EU trade deal would place corporate interests above the environment and consumer safety, as it released classified documents from the negotiations.

SA Sci-Tech

Let the sun shine on your energy use‚ Greenpeace urges retailers

Greenpeace has challenged South Africa’s top five retailers to up their game when it comes to renewable energy.

Three people killed in taxi accident in Kruger National Park

Three day visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) died at the weekend after the taxi they were travelling in overturned between Shingwedzi and Mopani in the northern section of the park.

UN climate deal signing gets the ball rolling

World leaders gather at the United Nations on Friday to sign the Paris climate deal and get the ball rolling on a quick entry into force to start beating back global warming.

Green

Hundreds expected to protest against lion hunts in Africa

TMG Digital Hundreds of people are expected to gather in London on Saturday to protest against the hunting of African lions as trophies.

Crocodile attacks sleeping Australian camper

A 19-year-old on a family camping holiday in northern Australia had a lucky escape Monday when he fought off a crocodile which bit into his foot as he slept.

First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists

Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour for the first time, Australian scientists said Tuesday, blaming the damaging phenomenon also found in the Great Barrier Reef on warming sea-surface temperatures.

Gadgets

India orders panic button on mobile phones amid women's safety fears

All mobile phones sold in India from January 2017 must have a panic button enabling the user to call for help, the government has said, amid concern for women's safety after a series of violent crimes in recent years.

Gaming

An attendee tries on the Oculus VR Inc. Rift Development Kit 2 headset at E3 in Los Angeles

Virtual reality girds for test in marketplace

A middle-aged white man sees himself as a young black woman being taunted by a racist.

Research and researchers

Watch: Scientists find quantum mechanical surprise in tiniest drop of water

Scientists were studying a tiny six molecule drop of water, the smallest drop that will form, and found a big surprise at the molecular level.