New experiments are pushing artificial intelligence and sensor networks into the grid—and into factories, data centers, and transit systems—in order to pull fossil fuels out.
For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown
There could be more than 60 billion of them on the planet
Mining landfills for metals and energy
Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
Tech companies are rapidly networking the environment in ways that will transform our perception of nature—just as social media reshaped our relationships with each other. What could possibly go wrong?