Living Off-the-Grid

Living in a house “off-the-grid” sounds a bit like Henry David Thoreau’s Life in the Woods. In this ever-increasing age of digital interconnectedness, the thought of not being connected to a central electrical grid is bizarre, and for some, downright impossible to comprehend. However, green homes are not without electricity, nor are they too farContinue reading “Living Off-the-Grid”

Stressed Out Coral Reefs

Just like college students, coral reefs can get stressed out too. When coral gets stressed out, it loses its color, a process called coral bleaching. Healthy coral has a symbiotic relationship with single-celled, microscopic algae called zooxanthellae that live in the coral’s tissue. The algae are their primary source of food and are what giveContinue reading “Stressed Out Coral Reefs”