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WATCH: Los Angeles fights drought with 'shade ball' invasion

Millions of plastic balls are being used to help battle the record drought in Los Angeles. This week, 20,000 weighted "shade balls" were released into the Los Angeles Reservoir, bringing the total number of balls layered across the top of the water's surface to 96 million. >> Read more trending stories ...

The Eiffel Tower is plunged into darkness in support of the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 28, 2015, in Paris, France.

Photos: Major landmarks, cities go dark for Earth Hour 2015

The Eiffel Tower and other major landmarks around the world went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

Earth Hour 2015: Major landmarks, cities go dark (PHOTOS)

The Eiffel Tower and other major landmarks around the world went dark briefly Saturday to mark Earth Hour, an effort to raise awareness about climate change. >> PHOTOS: Major landmarks, cities go dark for Earth Hour 2015 http://twitter.com/UN/status/582011140768706560 Click here or scroll down to see photos from the event. >> Read ...

Lapa Roja beach, Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.&nbsp;

Costa Rica using only renewable energy to power itself

Costa Rica is pulling off something a lot of countries are likely to be jealous of. The Central American nation has gone 75 days without using fossil fuel, and Science Alert reports the country is currently getting 100 percent of its power from renewable sources. Part of the reason for this ...

Massive alligator found wandering Florida golf course

An alligator that looks practically prehistoric was recently seen wandering a Gulf Coast golf course. According to the "Palm Beach Post," the Myakka Pines Golf Club shared these insane photos taken by Bill Susie and Dick Huber. They claim to have taken photos of the huge alligator wandering around the seventh ...

In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott gestures during a cabinet meeting at the Florida State Fair, in Tampa, Fla. Scott, who has repeatedly tangled with public record advocates, media organizations and others over whether he has followed the state&rsquo;s transparency law, has insisted did not use private email accounts for state business.&nbsp;

Report: Florida officials ban terms 'climate change,' 'global warming'

Florida environmental protection employees reportedly have been told not to use the terms "global warming" and "climate change" in official communications.  A report made public this weekend from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting says the following: Four former DEP employees told FCIR that they had been instructed not to use ...

Apple's Tim Cook brags about company's green 'spaceship' campus

Apple's new campus in Cupertino is still under construction, but the company's CEO Tim Cook has just promised that it will be the most environmentally friendly structure on the planet. http://twitter.com/CNET/status/508630850922348544 TIM COOK VIA YOUTUBE / ARMAND CZAPKOWSKI: "We're building a new headquarters that I think will be the greenest building on the ...

As summer temperatures rise, there is an unavoidable heat that lingers in the city long after the sun has reached its peak. The heat island effect happens as a consequence of urban development, but homeowners don’t have to suffer. It can raise the temperature in cities by as much as 22 degrees on a summer day. The City of Austin’s Urban Forestry Program recommends these six home modifications to make any space cooler.

6 green ways to cool down your home

As summer temperatures rise, there is an unavoidable heat that lingers in the city long after the sun has reached its peak. The heat island effect happens as a consequence of urban development, but homeowners don’t have to suffer. It can raise the temperature in cities by as much as ...

NASA seeks 'global selfie' on Earth Day

NASA is seeking selfies from all over the world in order to build a giant mosaic of Earth on Earth Day. Photos tagged with #GlobalSelfie on Twitter, Instagram or Google+ will pop up on the agency’s social media feed and be used for the out of this world collage. NASA says it’s collecting ...

12 ways to go green on a budget

A recent Earth Day survey from consumer website RetailMeNot revealed that 94 percent of Americans would purchase green products. When asked the top reasons we have for not living a completely “green” lifestyle, 42 percent of respondents said because it is too expensive. Seven in ten consumers (70 percent) will only consider ...

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